by Pete Whipple on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 1:34am
Charge your car while you work or shop.
CHARGEPOINT partnered with CARCHARGING GROUP and CHARGE NORTHWEST are in the process of installing
EV Charging Stations in parking garages, parking lots, hotels, restaraunts and retailers nationwide at this very moment. They are installing EV Chargers in over 1,500 facilities in 21 states. So that drivers have a choice, chargers will be installed in combinations, a fast charger which charges a battery to 80% in about 30 minutes, and a standard "Level2" charger which tops the battery 100% in 6-10 hours, depending on battery size.
The cost for charging your car will be low or even free. Merchants are likely to offer free charging, so that they are more appealing to customers than their competitors. Cracker Barrel wich has nearly 600 restaraunts in 41 states is installing 24 charging stations in their Tennessee restaraunts. Just think of the convienence when they have just one or 2 chargers at each of their 597 restaraunts. Once Walmart and a few others install a couple chargers at each of their facilities you could literally drive a pure electric (non-hybrid) car through all 48 states.
There are Smart Phone Apps for finding EV Charging Stations. Station locations are also already available on Google Maps along with all the other hotel, restaraunt and travel information that Google already provides.
CAR CHARGING GROUP
GREEN AUTOBLOG.COM: More than 1M EV chargers coming to U.S. by 2015. by Eric Loveday
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Electric Vehicle Chargers Planned for Manhattan Parking Lots. By JIM MOTAVALLI
EDMUNDS.COM GREEN CAR ADVISOR: Cracker Barrel to Install EV Chargers in 24 Tennessee Restaurants.
PEP STATIONS are manufacturers and installers of EV charging stations.