2k1Toaster wrote:DaveinOlyWA wrote:Yeah, hundreds of times. And the battle is ongoing. Nearly every business today craves feedback. Look at your receipt (both sides!) there is an option to post your thoughts on your experience. I do this EVERYTIME for every business I visit and since I practically live on the road, I have a lot of ops to provide feedback.
So tell them, you would visit more often if they had a charging station.
tell them, you love their products but would dump them in a second if their competition got a charging station.
best part of online surveys? They take about 2 mins. Simply create scripted responses and copy and paste away!
I did that with a gym. They sent out an online survey and I filled it in saying I wished they put in EVSEs since it would be a great place to charge. I was very surprised when I got an email back from the President of the company, a large US-national company, and we set up a time to chat on the phone. He was inquisitive and asked lots of curiosity questions as well as financials. Nothing ever came of it, but at least someone somewhere reads these things and it may percolate up to the top.
Personally I don't think it ever makes any financial sense to install a charging station as a source of income. But installing it to be a source of foot traffic is a wonderful thing. I go to a cinema twice as far away because they have charging stations which means I frequent those restaurants and stores as well. But I won't pay for a charge. I can do that at home. Charging is a convenience for me, not a necessity. I will gladly pay the business owner many times over their few pennies of electricity. $12 for a bucket of popped corn? I think they can spare the cost of a charge...
DaveinOlyWA wrote:I also had an email conversation with a rep from Target. Now, where will it go? who knows but its now on their sightline. The objective now is to get it to cover more of their vision.
DarthPuppy wrote:I tried once at a hospital I worked. The response was that a bunch of doctors with Teslas already tried to get that - not that they needed the charging but so they could get the premium, dedicated parking spots the stations would be at.
wmcbrine wrote:DarthPuppy wrote:I tried once at a hospital I worked. The response was that a bunch of doctors with Teslas already tried to get that - not that they needed the charging but so they could get the premium, dedicated parking spots the stations would be at.
Well, there's no reason at all that an EV spot should be a premium spot. These aren't handicapped spots, where you want to make things easy on the driver. An out-of-the-way spot is fine -- even preferable, since it lessens ICEing.
DaveinOlyWA wrote:Nearly all hospitals already have premium parking for doctors.