The stations, which cost a total of $10,000, are part of San Antonio’s ongoing “progress toward becoming New Energy City USA,” [Mayor Julián] Castro said, thus helping wean the country off foreign oil and keep the city in attainment with federal air quality standards.
The charging station, in front of a parking space on the first floor of the library’s parking garage, is an unobtrusive silver obelisk, smaller than the sign pointing it out. An oversized white plug pulls out to meet the electric car, in this case a Chevy Volt from the city’s fleet.
There’s a tiny beep, and Castro steps back.
“There. That’s it. We know it’s charging from this little green light,” he says, pointing to the dash of the car.
Look at us becoming so energy efficient. You go on wit’cha bad self, Castrizzle.