Q&A on the News

Q: I read that Atlanta has installed 80 electric car chargers, with 425 more to come. I realize that the government is paying part of this. Who is absorbing the rest of the cost? Are the chargers free to use? —Carol Murphy, Woodstock

A: The U.S. Department of Energy is funding $114.8 million of the $230 million program – called The EV Project — to install electric vehicle charging stations across the U.S., with the remainder coming from private partners, the AJC reported. Most of the charging stations will let drivers charge their electric vehicles for free, but some charge between $1 and $3 an hour. The stations collect usage data that will be used to better decide where to deploy charging stations in the future, CNN.com reported. More information is available at www.TheEVProject.com.

Q: Where did Carol Sbarge go? Will she be back? I miss her.

—Yolanda T. Rossi, Roswell

A: Sbarge has moved from “Channel 2 Action News This Morning” to “Channel 2 Action News at Noon,” where she has joined Fred Blankenship as co-anchor. She also is reporting stories and filling in as an anchor for the evening news, Sbarge told Q&A on the News in an email. She anchored weekends for 11 years and has been anchoring mornings for five years, the AJC reported. “Moving Carol to the noon news takes advantage of her great relationship with Fred and adds her reporting power to the three hours of local news, 4-7 p.m.,” Tim McVay, general manager for Channel 2 Action News, said in a press release.

Andy Johnston wrote this column; Rodney Ho contributed. Do you have a question about the news? We’ll try to get the answer. Call 404-222-2002 or email q&a@ajc.com (include name, phone and city).

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