Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are a key resource for expanding the opportunities for EV adoption across the state by providing quick stop overs for travelers, assurance for commuters and visitors to Fredericksburg, and for local residents who do not have charging options available at their homes or apartments. By providing public options for EV charging, the City of Fredericksburg is helping to support consumer choice in vehicles for its large rental population, lower transportation costs for individuals, and reduce noise, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions along City streets. Locating the EV chargers near Downtown will help support local businesses as EV drivers look for recreation, dining, and shopping opportunities while waiting for the vehicles to charge.
EVs are growing in popularity and adoption across Virginia and in the Fredericksburg area. The City has received requests and comments from visitors and local residents for an increase in the number of and locations of public EV charging options in Fredericksburg.