From the August 14th Bloomington (Il) Pantograph "Route 66's Atlanta hopes to lure electric cars" by Kevin Barber.
It may be a small town, just 1600 population, but there are few communities along the Mother Road that go out more to embrace their Route 66 heritage than this Central Illinois town between Bloomington-Normal and Springfield.
Just as Route 66's arrival was the original impetus for the establishment of gas stations in this town, now they jump into the forefront of the next wave for transportation, the electric cars.
Atlanta now has two EV (Electric Vehicle) charging stations at the city parking lot a half block from old Route 66. And, customers can use them free of charge!!
The machines were dedicated at 10 AM Wednesday, August 15th, about three hours before we drove through there.
Now, If They Will Just Do Something About That Blooming Water Tower With That Smiley Face!! --RoadDog
By the way, that water tower needs to be shaved. Big-time five o'clock shadow.
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