EV Charging Stations Make Good Old-Fashioned Horse Sense
Cracker Barrel and eVgo Install Four New EV Fast-Charging Stations in Greater
LEBANON, Tenn., Oct. 30, 2012
LEBANON, Tenn., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric vehicle (EV) owners
traveling in and around Houston can get a charge at four Cracker Barrel Old
Country Store^® locations. High-powered rapid charging eVgo^SM Freedom
Station^® sites were recently installed by eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy,
Inc. at Cracker Barrel^® stores in Kingwood, League City, Pearland and West
Houston. The charging stations, available around-the-clock for eVgo network
subscribers, are part of NRG's plan to enhance their Texas network and provide
more charging options to give greater range confidence to electric car
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"Cracker Barrel has a history of pioneering products and services that meet
our guests' needs as they travel the highways and byways across the country,"
said Cracker Barrel President and Chief Executive Officer Sandra B. Cochran.
The first Cracker Barrel^® locations had gasoline pumps out front because
founder Dan Evins was a Shell Oil "jobber" who was looking for a way to sell
gasoline as well as to offer good food and genuine hospitality. "The
installation of electric vehicle chargers once again allows us to offer
travelers a convenient, accessible place to "fill up" their cars, enjoy a meal
and shop all in one stop." Travelers are able to fill up in about the same
time it takes to order and eat a meal.
Each eVgo Freedom Station at Cracker Barrel includes one DC Fast charger,
capable of delivering 50 miles of charge in 15 minutes, and one Level 2
charger that delivers up to 25 miles of range for every hour plugged in. No
other metropolitan area in the country has a greater concentration of DC fast
chargers than Houston with 17 currently in operation as NRG continues to build
in Texas. In June, NRG installed four eVgo Freedom Station sites at Cracker
Barrel stores in Arlington, Burleson, DeSoto and Mesquite.
"We are proud to help make Houston more electric vehicle friendly and to take
a leadership role in creating a rapid charging network for electric car
drivers," said Arun Banskota, president of eVgo. "Cracker Barrel's proximity
to highways is a natural fit for eVgo Freedom Station sites and offers EV
drivers a great place to re-fuel their cars and themselves."
Cracker Barrel Houston Freedom Station Locations
Kingwood: 24400 Eastex Freeway
League City: 231 Gulf Freeway South
Pearland: 11019 Shadow Creek Parkway
W. Houston: 18151 Katy Freeway
For more information visit crackerbarrel.com and evgonetwork.com.
SOURCE Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
Contact: For Cracker Barrel, Julie Davis, +1-615-443-9266,
email@example.com, For eVgo, Carly Kade, +1-281-674-0044,
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