Vincent and Maggie Argiro stopped at the Thompson Rivers University electric car plug in station to re-fuel for their holiday trip.

Vincent and Maggie Argiro stopped at the Thompson Rivers University electric car plug in station to re-fuel for their holiday trip.

First re-charge visitors fuel up at TRU station

The Electric Vehicle charging stations at TRU in Williams Lake welcomed their first customers.

  • Jul. 3, 2013 2:00 p.m.

It’s easy being TRU-ly green.

The Electric Vehicle charging stations at TRU in Williams Lake welcomed their first customers.

Vincent and Maggie Argiro stopped in at TRU for a charge while exploring the Cariboo Chilcotin.

Driving a Tesla Model S, the car is first of its kind in Western Canada and averages 400km/charge.

The couple from Salt Spring Island is on a road trip that has taken them through Port Hardy to Bella Coola and up to Williams Lake.

They have plans to head South through the Thompson Okanagan and into the United States before heading home.

Their trip total is around 3000 kilometre and the couple plans to spend $0 on fuel.

The Argiro’s pride themselves on being environmentally friendly.

“We care about our environment. We appreciate that the Telsa is a high performance vehicle and we didn’t have to compromise when we chose to go electric,” says Vincent Argiro.

The two charging stations are currently running free of charge and are located at Thompson Rivers University – 1250 Western Avenue.