Purcellville Council Eyes EV Stations

The Town Council last week received an overview on the potential benefits of installing electric vehicle superchargers in town. 

A representative of town consultant Stantec noted Purcellville has one Level 2 charging station in town, but said there are no DC Fast, quick re-charge stations between Leesburg and Winchester in the Route 7 corridor. That means establishing charging stations in town could not only help expand the EV infrastructure and reduce the town’s carbon footprint, but also may boost tourism, with motorists stopping in town to refill their batteries. 

Level 2 chargers require 6 to 8 hours for a recharge, while the Level 3 stations can do the work in about 30 minutes. They come with a $30,000 price tag. 

Council members seemed receptive to the suggestion, with the next step to explore options to finance the installations, pursue grants, or lease out space to commercial providers. 

6 thoughts on “Purcellville Council Eyes EV Stations

  • 2022-05-06 at 6:26 pm

    Purcellville is a wonderful town, settled more than 250 years ago. It’s received multiple awards for its green iniatives. These electric vehicle superchargers would be another feather in Purcellville’s cap. I agree with advocates who say the superchargers would boost tourism & reduce the town’s carbon footprint. Happy Mother’s Day Loudoun!

  • 2022-05-07 at 8:01 am

    Purcellville Town Council needs to seek out grants for this project. They already have put the residents in so much debt with the sewer/water treatment plant. Don’t put us more in debt!!!!

  • 2022-05-07 at 9:03 pm

    I cannot recall ever seeing a car using the charger at Giant in Pville.
    The consultant is just trying to justify their contract by pitching unnecessary ideas like this.
    Let’s see the well-supported business case.

  • 2022-05-09 at 1:33 pm

    As usual T. Smith displays sound logic. Boosting tourism by an EV charger which takes 6-8 hours per charge sounds like and extra 2 tourist vehicles per weekend, presuming existing town residents aren’t using them. batten down the hatch.

  • 2022-05-09 at 9:44 pm

    Purcellville citizens continue to pay for get rich quick schemes. Combine monetization and “go green” and you have a winning election brochure. Unfortunately the Town is losing while Council pats themselves on the back.

  • 2022-05-09 at 9:56 pm

    Word to the Wise: Do not park next to EV’s that are charging. If it catches on fire, your car is next.

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