PHOTO CAPTION: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

US Capitol to Install Charging Stations for Electric Car Drivers

Members of Congress and their staff will pay $27 a month or $8 a day to charge their electric cars while parked at the capitol.

Published: 10-Mar-2013

Per legislation passed last August, the Architect of the Capitol is required to accommodate electric car owners who work on Capitol Hill and want to charge their vehicles in the Senate and House garages while at work.

Almost four months after setting up such a system on the Senate side, the AOC is now setting up parts of House garages where drivers can recharge their electric cars.

According to a letter obtained by CQ Roll Call, House Office Buildings Superintendent William M. Weidemeyer announced Thursday that interested members of the congressional community could pay $27 a month, or a daily fee of $8, to charge their battery-operated vehicles on Capitol grounds.


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