Charging station installed


Greenville School Treasurer Carla Surber takes her turn behind the wheel of the school’s 2012 Chevy Volt.

This is the lead image for printRepresentatives from Dayton Power & Light, Dickman Supply and Mike Lavy Electric were on hand to help inaugurate Greenville Tech Center’s new electric car charging station. Shown from left, Brennan Gettinger and Mike Lavy of Mike Lavy Electric, Phil Shiverdecker of Dickman Supply, auto tech instructor Travis Nicholas, auto tech students Cameron Lucy and Moreah Donthnier, Greenville City Schools Treasurer Carla Surber, DP&L supervisor Mark Winger, DP&L Operations Manager Steve Hesler and auto tech instructor Jim Anderson.

GREENVILLE — Teachers and students of Greenville High School’s Career Tech Center welcomed the installation of county’s first electric car charging station Thursday.

The 240-volt “Level 2” charging station will power the Auto Tech program’s 2012 Chevy Volt electric car.

Auto Tech Instructor Jim Anderson said the charging station can also be used for free by any local residents who wish to charge their vehicle.

“I’m excited the charging station is in,” said Anderson. “The support from the community continues and the car is actively being driven.”

Anderson expressed his thanks to the many businesses and individuals supporting the project.

On hand to officially open the charging station were representatives from Dayton Power & Light (DP&L), Dickman Supply and Mike Lavy Electric — three businesses responsible for the installation of the station.

DP&L Operations Manager Steve Hesler said that his company is a “proud sponsor.”

“We’re happy to be able to support the local community and help out with education,” he said.

Greenville City Schools Treasurer Carla Surber was also present, eagerly awaiting her chance to take the vehicle for a test drive.

“Of all the projects Auto Tech has done, I’m most excited about this one,” she said. “This one will have the most impact on our community.”

“It’s cutting edge,” she added.

To learn more about the Greenville Auto Tech electric car project, go online to google.com/+GreenvilleAutoTech.