Hé toi! Now you can charge your EV in about the time it takes to eat a crawfish po’ boy. Nissan has partnered with Rouses Market on Baronne Street in downtown New Orleans to install the city’s first public DC quick charger.
Installed by Solar Alternatives, the new charging station is in line with Rouses’ commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. Rouses is a chain of 43 stores in three states. Its New Orleans location is the first full-service grocery store to open in the city center in almost 50 years.
“Installing a quick charger at a popular location like Rouses Market helps to educate consumers about the benefits of owning an EV, and it builds additional range confidence for EV drivers,” said Brendan Jones, Nissan’s director of EV Sales. “The adoption rate of EVs outpaces that of hybrids during the first three years in the market, which is why it’s a priority for Nissan to increase charging infrastructure in communities where LEAF drivers live and work.”
“We’re committed to creating a strong downtown New Orleans and a sustainable, local environment in every market we serve,” said Donny Rouse, third-generation managing partner, Rouses Markets. “EV owners now have a place to charge while they shop downtown. I am hopeful that they will inspire other customers to look for ways to lower their environmental impact, like using alternatives to fuel and buying local foods.”