GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Meijer, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based supercenter chain, has announced plans to install electric vehicle charging stations at several of its Michigan stores, the announcement was made today by Julie Croll, SVP properties and real estate for the retailer.
"This is a very exciting step for Meijer as we continue to look for ways to expand our sustainability initiatives," said Croll. "The key to our success through the years has been innovation, and we look at sustainability the same way. Whether we are providing our customers with re-usable bags, placing rooftop wind turbines on stores or offering charging stations for the electric vehicles, we are committed to searching for innovative ways to be green."
The first charging station opened at the Meijer store in Warren, Michigan, and will be followed by stores in Allen Park and Holland, Michigan. Each store will receive two charging stations which can be used by Meijer customers at no cost.
The plug-in charging stations are manufactured by Coulomb Technologies, based in Campbell, Calif.