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Published: Friday, 7/15/2011

Columbus retailer unveils vehicle charging station


COLUMBUS — Drivers of plug-in electric cars now can get a free charge at the Walmart store in the Columbus suburb of Easton, where the retailer has installed its first public charging station.

The station, unveiled Wednesday, is part of a partnership with Columbus-based American Electric Power.

It arrives at a time when few local drivers have vehicles to charge. Plug-in models such as the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf are not yet on sale locally.

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