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Kroger-owned Fred Meyer said this week that it has installed a pair of Shorepower Electric Vehicle charging stations at its Portland, Oregon, store that is serving as a “green” flagship for the chain.

The stations can charge eight vehicles at the same time, and will do so at no cost to store customers.
KC's View:
It was an MNB user that referred me to this story…commenting, quite rightly, that while there may not be a lot of electric cars on the road right now, this is a symbol of where things are going and how radical change potential could be.

Just in the last few weeks, there have been stories about how companies such as McDonald’s and Tesco have been installing such charging stations. It seems inevitable that we are going to see a lot more … just as we are going to see more and more “green” innovations like those covered in our next story…