Columbia Club creates the first electric car charging station on Monument Circle

(WISH Photo/Joe Fenton)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The first electric car station on Monument Circle in Indianapolis opened up in front of the Columbia Club today.

The charging station will be for use by Columbia Club members and their guests.

Two club members who used to work for IPL sponsored the charging station and got to cut the ribbon today.

The Columbia Club says it makes sense for them to be at the forefront of energy innovation because of the club’s history.

The power company that preceded IPL, called Marmon-Perry Light, was organized on Columbia Club property in 1888.

Club leaders say they hope this will encourage other businesses in the area to create charging stations as well.

Electric vehicles can only travel between 100 and 200 miles before they need to be charged.

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