Sustainability 101

Free Charging Station Encourages Electric Car Usage

Great Forest introduced an electric vehicle charging station to employees at Phillips-Van Heusen’s offices in Bridgewater, New Jersey, for Earth Day.  The station, newly-installed in the building’s parking lot, will charge electric cars for free to encourage drivers to make the switch to gas-free vehicles.

Earth Day 2011, PVH Electric Car
Electric car charging station. Photo by Bryan Duggan.

“Their corporate offices are located in an area not easily accessible by public transportation so we knew that a great way to reduce the company’s carbon emissions would be to green their employees’ commute,” says Great Forest consultant Nate Kimball, who brought the idea for the electric car initiative to Phillips-Van Heusen.

Great Forest worked with a local car dealer to bring in a Chevy Volt to demonstrate the charging station. A survey was also handed out to gauge employee interest in electric cars.

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