sklancha wrote:I drove to Covington TN for my first time in an EV this Thanksgiving Holiday. Two things really stood out in Tennessee (with the exception of Nashville area) relative to other states I've traveled in. One, is that the majority of public charging stations (BLINK) are for profit, including Cracker Barrel. Two, is that the amount of public charging of any kind is relatively low. Cudo's to you all who are taking the leap before your state really shows better infrastructure support.
One of the most common responses I got when I asked about plugging in resources iis that it would make sense for them to have a charging station nearby (I always do my shopping and entertainment at locations with publich charging stations, if available) but nobody has ever asked before, so they are not sure if it would make sense to install one...
Several businesses let me plug in to their 110 v outlet while I was shopping in the area (a special thanks to Covington Town Square businesses for discussing making that resource public knowlege).
Don't be afraid to ask where you can plug in, when you go some where. If they hear it enough times, from enough people...
thanks Around town it's not much of a problem. I've been out on my normal errands, work/after work things and have always returned home with at least 40% charge left. There are several free & paid stations around town, but I've only used the one at Whole Foods and one at the dealer where I bought my Leaf.
There's also an L2 station here at work, but it's for company vehicles only & we are not really supposed to use it. I am going to investigate and see if employees can use it for personal use, but I expect to get shot down. haha