Who would have thought that this spot would be coming up to recharge you car? I was reading the article below and thought why not? I think that it would be the perfect spot and especially to get more of these charging stations. Why not start at the top?
Looking for a place to recharge your electric car? Pretty soon you might be able to plug in on Capitol Hill.
A bipartisan klatch of senators is trying to tackle rising gas prices by installing automotive battery recharging stations in Senate parking lots and garages.
The group plans to introduce a bill Wednesday that Senate aides said would cost about $7,000 initially for the installation of the plugs. But they said the program would pay for itself by charging users $20 to $30 a month.
“Passage of this legislation will be an important statement of leadership from the Senate,” said Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich), one of the bill’s lead sponsors. “It will provide an example to other employers of how they can support both the needs of their employees and our national interest in energy security.”
“We’re stuck in this crazy period where congressmen boast about bringing back plastic forks to the House cafeteria because they’re against recycling and composting,” Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) said in a statement. “That’s nuts. Instead, we should be taking steps like this so Washington leads by example. The clean energy innovation we need right now will shape our global competitiveness, so let’s do the small and big things that are needed to lead.”
Read the full and original article from the Washington Post online addition here.