January 19, 2012
Whole Foods Helps Power Customer Cars With Renewable Energy
While gasoline running cars will probably outnumber electric cars for years to come, but it is the electric vehicles that represent the vision of the future.
Charging electric cars just got easier at Whole Foods Market Arabella Station in Uptown.
The store debuted two electric vehicle charging stations for customers.
Whole Foods teamed up with renewable energy company Solar Alternatives to bring the charging stations to the store’s parking garage.
"We are very on the forefront of things. So we are happy to be a leader in environmental stewardship, and really you will see that things will be changing in regards to electric vehicles,” said Kristina Bradford with Whole Foods Market.
Mike Murphy with Solar Alternatives said he hopes the move will help increase electric car usage.
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"The cars are coming, and it’s time for the infrastructure to catch up, and Whole Foods has taken the first step providing these free charging stations,” he said.
Whole Foods is the first New Orleans business, and one of the few locations in the country, to offer electric vehicle charging stations to the public.
“Currently, throughout the country we have 18 vehicle charging stations at Whole Foods Market place stores,” Bradford said. “By the end of this year, we will have 70, so this is a growing trend.”
Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor