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North Carolina News Network - NC Company Set to Roll Out EV Charging Station

September 8, 2011
In The News

(MEBANE) -- North Carolina Congressman David Price visited the GE Energy Industrial Solutions facility in Mebane on Wednesday. He observed a demonstration of the GE WattStation, an electric vehicle charging station which is set to come to market soon across the country.

Rep. Price hailed the company's commitment to creating manufacturing jobs in North Carolina and paving the way for vehicles that will reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

"The Green Jobs of the future are paying wages today, right here in North Carolina, and they are transforming transportation in the process." said Price. "These affordable charging stations will enable – and entice - more consumers to buy electric vehicles. That's good for the economy, the environment, and the nation's long term energy security."

The WattStation is already available in California, and high demand for the wall-mounted units there has required increased production runs at the Mebane facility. The Mebane GE plant currently employs 294 workers.