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EV Charging Coming to Walgreens

evgo Charging at Walgreens
Walgreens has announced its plans to install 800 EV charging stations by the year’s end. The chain will have the most EV stations out of any retailer.

Already tested out in Dallas and Chicago this spring, the stations will initially be rolled out to New York, Houston, Los Angeles, Washingron D.C., and other areas. Level 2 and Level 3 chargers will be used, with the former charging about 25 miles / hour and the latter around 3 miles / minute.

“Consumer interest and enthusiasm has been incredible and we’re excited to provide locations to charge up in neighborhoods across the country,” stated Walgreens President of Community Management and Operations, Mark Wagner.

“As more Americans embrace environmentally sustainable technologies, our convenient locations make us uniquely positioned to help address the concern around accessibility or ‘range confidence.’ According to the Department of Energy, Walgreens will make up as much as 40 percent of all public EV charging stations across the country, making it easy for EV drivers to look to our stores for a quick charge near major highways, metropolitan areas or right in their neighborhood.”

Article source: http://www.egmcartech.com/2011/07/24/walgreens-to-offer-ev-charging-stations-at-800-stores/


  • Christine Herbert

    Soon,
    the City of Houston will have the largest fleet of electric cars and the
    largest electric fleet charging site in the country. The transition to electric
    vehicles requires pioneering communities to embrace new technologies—Houston is
    leading the way.

     

    “The City of Houston is proud of its vision and ongoing
    leadership in electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid technology,” said Mayor
    Annise Parker.  “This innovative technology is part of our alternative
    transportation future, helping the City save money by reducing gasoline costs
    while also reducing in-city tailpipe emissions. Due to the significant support
    from the City’s partners, Houstonians can feel confident about charging their
    cars anywhere.”

     

    Showcased by the Mayor today, the
    Theater District garage is the hub of the City Centralized EV Fleet. The City
    is purchasing twenty-five all-electric vehicles to add to their existing Prius
    plug-in hybrids and plans to have the full fleet assembled before the end of
    the year.  GRIDbot ‘s stations provide networked electric vehicle energy
    management to the City fleet.   http://www.greenhoustontx.gov/ev/

     

    Funded
    in part by the State of Texas through a grant from the Texas Commission for
    Environmental Quality (TCEQ), twenty-eight GRIDbot charging stations are being
    installed in the Tranquility Park Garage to provide charging for this
    Centralized Fleet. The grant was won with the help of Good Company Associates,
    which is providing strategic and operational support to the new venture, to
    demonstrate the technology,
    collect data to evaluate the impacts of electric cars on air quality and the
    acceptance of this new technology. 
    The air quality modeling is being conducted by the Houston Advanced Research
    Center (HARC).

     

    GRIDbot
    spokesperson, Richard Donnelly says, “Our networked charging solution is now
    ready for prime-time. Our products are the only stations designed to offer EV
    drivers access to charging stations at their workplace, apartment, or favorite
    retail store, with simple access from a cell phone.”

     

     

     

     

    GRIDbot charging
    stations were also recently installed at Cypresswood Estates, Houston’s premier affordable Active Adult green community.  This new
    complex was the vision of the Harris County Housing Authority.   GRIDbot helped them to
    achieve
    the highest possible LEED green building standard. http://cypresswoodestates.com

    GRIDbot
    is now ramping up production and distribution of its line of user-friendly
    charging stations. A secure network communication between the stations, the
    vehicles, and the driver sets the stage to maximize the use of off-peak
    (nighttime) power.

    Based
    in Austin, TX, GRIDbot is raising the bar in the public charging, multi-family
    and fleet access electric charging equipment
    market.      http://www.GRIDbot.net

    Good Company Associates, is a clean energy business
    development consulting practice, also based in Austin.  http://www.GoodCompanyAssociates.com

     

     

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    Christine
    Herbert

    Vice
    President

    Good
    Company Associates, Inc.

    515
    Congress Avenue  Suite 1510

    Austin,
    TX  78701

    (512)
    279-0752

    CHerbert@GoodCompanyAssociates.com