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Posted at 2:56 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 14:56:03-04

RICHMOND, Va. - The dedication and passion of healthcare professionals has been truly inspiring during the coronavirus pandemic. Recently, we learned of two hardworking hospital staff members at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg who have dedicated themselves to making it to work for patients, despite not having a car.

On most days, this means they’ve been walking to work or taking public transportation. But now, employees Deborah Carter and Alyssa Payne have access to Chevy Bolts to use during the pandemic.

The cars are from Motor, an initiative of The AES Corporation, which seeks to promote the use of energy efficient and environmentally friendly electric cars. They were made possible by sPower – a solar developer building the largest solar project on the East Coast in Spotsylvania whose East Coast headquarters is in Richmond.

Deborah and Alyssa aren’t the only people getting access to new wheels. Motor is providing a total of 10 cars for hospital employees in the commonwealth.