Stemming from an agreement signed back in September of 2010, Eaton Corporation and Murphy Oil USA have revealed what's believed to be the nation's first Level 3 quick-charge unit installed at, wait for it, a gas station.
The Eaton DC Quick Charger, installed at
Murphy Express Gas on Lee Highway in Chattanooga, TN, can recharge electric vehicles to 80-percent capacity in less than 30 minutes. A Murphy Oil spokesperson told The Chattanoogan that:
Our business model is built around providing customers with the highest quality fuel at the best possible price. In this spirit, we are testing the feasibility of electric charging stations to see if it makes sense for consumers and our business.
Murphy Express Gas says the quick-charge station is open to the public and is free to use. Murphy Oil aims to install similar DC quick-charge units at "several more gas stations" by the end of 2011, in case you want to remake those Chevy Volt gas station ads with a different ending.


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