EVCS Ribbon Cutting at Whole Foods

EVCS In New Orleans

EVCS Installed at Whole Foods New Orleans

Whole Foods Arabella Station hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for their EV station installed by Solar Alternatives.  The Arabella Green Mission Leader, Kitty Baudoin, cut the ribbon on two new Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS) with local leaders, community partners and team members!

As plug-in hybrid eclectic vehicles and battery electric vehicle ownership expands, there is a growing need for widely distributed publicly accessible charging stations. Some public charging stations support faster charging at higher voltages and currents than are available from domestic supplies. Whole Foods and Solar Alternatives has made great strides in expanding the availability of public EVCSs in the state of Louisiana.

“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.

“The cars are coming and  it’s time for the infrastructure to catch up. Whole Foods has taken the  first step by providing these free charging stations,” he said.

Most EVCS are not open to the public and mainly are located at universities, airports and car dealerships. 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. This newly installed EVCS is available complimentary to Arabella shoppers and you can find them in the painted green parking spaces.