Microgrid Energy, a St. Louis-based solar installer and energy efficiency company, said it installed an electric vehicle charging station at the St. Charles headquarters of animal nutrition firm Novus International.
The Coulomb ChargePoint Charging Station is the first networked electric vehicle charging station in the St. Louis area, Microgrid said. Novus’ electric vehicle charging station was installed in the visitor parking lot. The Internet-connected station allows it to be accessed via an Internet map and by mobile phone apps.
Stations like this can range from $3,000 and $7,000 each, depending on the style and features. Installation usually runs between $2,000 and $8,000.
“With electric vehicles soon to hit the streets in our area, it’s great to see a forward-looking company like Novus promote their use and make such a significant commitment to sustainability,” said Rick Hunter, CEO of Microgrid Energy.
Novus International, led by President and CEO Thad Simons, generates $600 million in annual sales. Its Japanese corporate owners are Mitsui & Co. Inc. and Nippon Soda Co. Ltd. Novus has 800 employees, including 250 at its headquarters in the Missouri Research Park in St. Charles.
Reposted from St. Louis Business Journal at www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news