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Nevada Governor Cutting Ribbon On 'Electric Highway' Charge Station

BEATTY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval will be cutting the ribbon on the first in a series of electric car charging stations between Las Vegas and Reno.

A ceremony is scheduled Tuesday at the Eddie World gas station in Beatty. Some of the ports can recharge a car in four hours, while others can charge a car to 80 percent in 30 minutes.

Sandoval announced the so-called "Electric Highway" last summer. The project aims to help drivers complete the 450-mile journey in their short-range electric cars, and boost rural economies by bringing tourists who need to charge their cars to small towns.

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Officials are still negotiating partnerships to get charging stations in Fallon, Tonopah and Hawthorne. Money for the project is coming from NV Energy and Nevada's renewable energy tax abatements.