April 11, 2011

Walgreens EV Network

Walgreens Helps Launch First Privately Funded EV Charging Network

Written on APRIL 11, 2011 by DOTTIE HANAN SMITH

The nation’s first privately funded and comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) charging network has been launched with its initial charging station at a Dallas, Texas Walgreens drugstore.  The drugstore-retailing giant is working with NRG Energy to install high-powered rapid charging eVgo Freedom Stations at 18 locations across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex with construction beginning this month at two of those locations.

NRG plans to install a minimum of 30 charging stations at public parking facilities, workplaces and other retailers across the area by Labor Day.  Walgreens is the largest retailer participating in the program with the charging stations being conveniently located near retail districts, family communities and along major freeways.

“Every day, we serve our customers’ health and daily living needs and now, we are expanding those services to help customers who embrace environmental sustainability and electric vehicle use,” said Walgreens director of energy and sustainability Menno Enters. “This is another way Walgreens is showing its commitment to helping the planet through innovation, design and efficiency.”

Read the full story at Automotive Discovery

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