LAS VEGAS (AP) — Electric vehicle owners have a new place to charge batteries on the heavily-traveled freeway between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
State and local officials on Thursday marked the start of use of two rapid chargers at a Terrible's Road House service station in Jean.
That's off Interstate 15, about 30 miles (48.3 kilometers) south of Las Vegas.
It's the first of its kind on I-15 in Nevada and the fifth site in the state under a program launched in 2016 by the Governor's Office of Energy, Nevada utilities and local businesses.
The aim is to put charging stations at strategic locations around the state.
Other charging stations are on U.S. 95 in Fallon, Hawthorne, Tonopah and Beatty (BAE'-tee).
Officials say one is scheduled to open in Indian Springs in February.