Two electric car charging stations open on the National Mall

WASHINGTON — Electric-car drivers are able to juice up their cars on the National Mall thanks to the installation of new charging stations.

The two new elective vehicle charging stations are available for public use starting Wednesday. They are located at Madison Drive across from the National Museum of American History and on Jefferson Drive across from the National Air and Space Museum.

The cost to use the charging station is $2 per hour.

The charging stations are part of the National Park Service’s effort to provide clean and green energy.

“These charging stations contribute to our ongoing goal of energy conservation and efficiency on the National Mall,” National Mall and Memorial Parks Acting Superintendent Karen Cucurullo said in a news release.

The charging stations come as a result of a grant from the Clean Cities National Parks Initiative. The Clean Cities Program funds and supports alternative fuels and vehicle replacement projects at national parks across the country.

Below is a map with the locations of the charging stations:

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