Charging stations for electric cars removed in Johnston and Alamance Counties

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The Department of Transportation has removed all free charging stations for electric plug-in cars from four interstate highway rest stops in Johnston and Alamance Counties.

The DOT says it received complaints that Republican leaders of the General Assembly weren’t happy with the idea of plug-in drivers using electricity for free.

In June 2012, the General Assembly passed a law directing the DOT to force drivers to pay for the electricity they consume, but the department could not determine the best way to enforce the law.

The DOT says the stations were put up as part of a pilot program, and removed them in March before the law was set to take effect.



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