New Belgium adds electric car charging stations

AP News
Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:45 AM
New Belgium adds electric car charging stations

Fort Collins, Colo.-based New Belgium Brewing Co. says it's adding two electric plug-in Nissan Leafs to its delivery fleet and making its two on-site electrical charging stations available to the public for free.

The charging stations were donated by Schneider Electric.

New Belgium sustainability specialist Katie Wallace says even charging a vehicle with power generated from coal-fired plants emits fewer greenhouse gases than an average gasoline-powered engine.

The maker of Fat Tire and other beers says electric vehicle drivers from the public who check in at the company's reception desk can charge their vehicles for free from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

New Belgium also is working to replace its entire local delivery truck fleet with hybrid vehicles starting this spring.