State's first charging station in a state park is at VB's First Landing

August 13, 2018

First Lady Pam Northam recently dedicated the first electric vehicle charging station, in a Virginia State Park, at First Landing State Park on Shore Drive in Virginia Beach.


 First Lady Pam Northam, in red dress, joins other dignitaries in cutting the ribbon for the new charging station.

(Courtesy photo.)



Tesla Automotive’s Destination Charging program is providing two Tesla brand 80-amp chargers and one universal 40-amp charging station.


The cost of the project is around $7,375.


If the charging station at First Landing is successful, Tesla may build addition charging stations in other Virginia State Parks.


The First Lady was joined at the ribbon-cutting ceremony by Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Matt Strickler, Department of Conservation and Recreation Director Clyde Cristman, Virginia State Parks Director Craig Seaver, Senator William DeSteph, Jr., Delegate Jason Miyares and Virginia Beach Mayor Louis Jones.


Virginia State Parks manages 37 parks across Virginia, and three more are in development. More than 10 million guests visit Virginia State Parks annually, and nearly 1,000,000 of them visit First Landing State Park each year.


Tesla Inc., founded in 2003, is an American multinational corporation based in Palo Alto, Ca., and specializes in electric vehicles, lithium-ion battery energy storage and solar panel manufacturing.

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