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Fundraiser for Lafayette’s first electric vehicle charging station set for Sunday

Posted at 4:15 PM, Oct 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 17:15:54-04

LAFAYETTE (PRESS RELEASE) – Bayou Electric Vehicles announced today that it will host Plugging In Sunday, October 28 from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Wurst Biergarten, located at 537 Jefferson Street in downtown Lafayette. Plugging In is a community event to raise funds for Lafayette’s first public fast electric vehicle charging station.

The event, sponsored by Bayou Electric Vehicles, Wurst Biergarten and NextGEN Utility Systems, will feature live music, free gumbo and an opportunity for community members to learn more about clean energy initiatives. All donations will go toward funding the vehicle charging station. The station will be located in downtown Lafayette and will serve an added benefit of bringing drivers in from off the interstate.

Robert Guercio, owner of Wurst Biergarten in downtown Lafayette said, “As a local business owner, I’m excited about the opportunity to attract even more people to downtown Lafayette. This charging station would help us reach people who otherwise may not be inclined to spend some time enjoying all that Lafayette has to offer.”

“NextGEN is proud to partner with Bayou Electric Vehicles and Wurst Biergarten to sponsor this event.” NextGEN Managing Director Jeff Baudier said, “Sponsoring events like this is one of the many ways NextGEN plans to support the Lafayette community. We will be there with our families and encourage everyone to stop by, enjoy some good food and get to know our team and what NextGEN is about.”