27 Apr '11, 3pm

EV charging stations being built outside storefronts by major U.S. retailers

27 Apr 2011: EV Charging Stations Being Built by Major U.S. Retailers Two major U.S. retail companies this month began installing electric car charging stations outside stores in two states, adding privately financed infrastructure that analysts say will be critical for the growth of the electric vehicle market in the U.S. In Texas, Walgreens, working with NRG Energy, began installing the first of 18 rapid charging stations outside stores in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. According to company officials, the stations will offer a high-speed charger that can add 30 miles of range after just 10 minutes of charging time, and so-called Level 2 chargers that can add 25 miles of range per hour of charging time. NRG, which is installing the systems, will offer charging packages from $49 to $89 per month. Earlier this month, Simon Property Group, Inc., the largest owner and manager of...

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