Smart Columbus On A Mission: Invest In Technology People Aren’t Using Yet


An electric vehicle charging station sits at the corner of City Hall and LeVeque Tower Garage in downtown Columbus. There’s no car there this afternoon, but sometimes it is filled. It’s one of more than 600 in Central Ohio, although most are concentrated downtown.

By the time Smart Columbus’ grant runs out in March 2020, it aims to install 1,000 such stations in Franklin and its six surrounding counties. Smart Columbus Vice President Mark Patton wants to increase the percentage of people who drive electric vehicles.

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Story excerpt provided by WOSU.

Written by Adora Namigadde.

Originally published April 22, 2019.

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