State adds electric vehicle charging station in Hawthorne

The state of Nevada opened a new charging station in Hawthorne. Nevada Department of Transportation photograph.
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HAWTHORNE, Nev. (KOLO)-- The state of Nevada added an electric vehicle charger in Hawthorne, joining existing chargers on U.S. 95 in Fallon and Beatty.

A charger is also planned for Tonopah.

The state calls U.S. 95, which enters Nevada at McDermitt at the Oregon border and runs through Las Vegas to the south end of Clark County and into California, the Electric Highway.

The state activated the new charging station Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Hawthorne. It offers free charging for electric and hybrid vehicles through its DC or AC level 2 charger. The DC charger can substantially charge a vehicle in less than an hour, the Nevada Department of Transportation reported.

The other U.S. 95 chargers are at Fox Peak Station in Fallon and Eddie’s World station in Beatty.

There are also state-sponsored charging stations on U.S. 93.

NDOT said “the Nevada Electric Highway is a partnership between the state, electric utility partners and private entities to expand Nevada’s electric vehicle infrastructure at strategic and cost-effective locations across the state highway system, providing safer, easier travel by electric and hybrid vehicles and reducing ‘range anxiety.’ “