Shangri La gets new high-efficiency vehicle charging station

Rick Lewandowksi, director of Shangri La, and Caleb Meadows, Granger Chevrolet

Al and Dean Granger of Granger Chevrolet have donat­ed a new high-efficiency elec­tric vehicle charging station to Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center.

“With Chevrolet having the Volt as one of the first electric cars … we just felt like it was a good fit (to donate the sta­tion) to Shangri La here in Orange as green as they are,” said Dean Granger, co-owner of Granger Chevrolet. “They were recognized as one of the 10 greenest properties in the nation a couple of years ago.”

Granger said Shangri La has had 110-volt charging available since 2008, but the new high-efficiency station is more up to date and will offer a faster charge and accommo­date newer electric vehicles made after 2012 that have the same unit configuration.

Lewandowski said Shangri La is extremely grateful to Granger for the donation.

There will be a demonstra­tion on how to use the new charging station as well as several hybrid or electric vehi­cles on display at Shangri La’s Eco-Fest on Saturday, April 19. Hours for the festival are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more infor­mation, call (670) 9113