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Smith's Opens Fuel Center with Electric Car Station

Smith’s Food & Drug Stores has opened its 37 Smith’s Express fuel station in Utah, located in the parking lot of the Smith’s store at 876 South 800 East in Salt Lake City.

The fuel center is the first to incorporate a courtesy charging station for customers driving electric cars to “top off” their battery levels while shopping. In addition, Smith’s also installed equipment to allow for the future possibility of solar panels to power the fuel station and the sale of natural gas at the pumps.

Smith’s uses state-of-the–art technology for the safety and efficiency of its fuel centers. Added measures include double-walled fiberglass reinforced plastic tanks with 24 hour alarm monitoring systems; a vapor recovery system that captures fumes from fuel trucks at delivery and canopy lights that direct light downward.

The station is also comprised of 10 filling nozzles, courtesy air hose, an convenience-item case for snacks and a 10’ X 20’ kiosk for the fuel attendant.

To thank the community and celebrate the opening, Smith’s is donating $5,000 to the neighbor councils comprising the East Side Community Council for the purchase of additional trees to enhance the neighborhood around the store.

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