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Walmart installs first vehicle charging station at Breaux Bridge location

Posted: 11:02 AM, Aug 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-29 14:19:28-04

A new electric vehicle charging station has been installed at the Walmart Supercenter in Breaux Bridge, according to Walmart.

Walmart says that the station is the first to be installed at one of their Louisiana locations and is currently ready for customer use.

The system follows what the company calls a “plug-pay-charge-go” sequence that is accessed through a 15-inch touchscreen. Users will plug in their electric vehicles and pay using their credit or debit card. Charging can be monitored through text messaging.

The installation of the Electrify America charging station in Breaux Bridge is a part of a larger initiative to expand the service to customers across the country. The company says it plans to install over 1,000 charge stations at hundreds of Walmart and Sam’s Club locations over the next few years.

Walmart says the units will feature chargers that can charge an electric vehicle in between 10 to 30 minutes.

For information on other charging stations around the state visit pluginamerica.org