Anyone being proactive about public charging stations?
Any Volt or other plug-in car owners on here doing anything to provoke more public charging stations in their city?
So far in Houston, the charging stations are either in some $30/day parking garages in 9-5 business-only areas, or in some facility that no one would ever visit unless they worked there.
I am wondering if there is anything I/we can do to get them to move faster on installing charging stations where can they realistically be used daily -- like malls, town centers, movie theaters, and parks.
Not everyone works in range of those parking garages, but everyone goes to those consumer areas.
I have heard of some charging stations coming to supermarkets or drug stores, but how useful is that? I never spend more than 10 minutes in a drug store, and maybe 30 in a supermarket. But everyone spends hours in parks, malls, movies theaters, and town center/dining areas.
I emailed ChargePoint just now to see if they have any plans, but there must be more we can do as a collective group to build awareness within cities and with consumer-oriented businesses. We need to have our voice heard. How about a Walk Against Dead Batteries? (that's a joke for all you pocket protectors out there, in case you didn't realized).
Volt #947 Delivered on 2/25/11 -- Sold!
240V Blink Installed 10/28/11 -- Returned!