Charging station as a hook

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  1. Alan Burns

    Alan Burns Well-Known Member

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    I am driving up to Calgary on CDN 2 and came through Ft McLoud, AB. At the west end of town there is a recreated RCMP log fort for travelers to visit and gain a historical perspective of the area and it's heritage. One of the EV charging location sites says there is a charging station on the museum grounds. Wow, what a hook to get out of town visitors to spend time visiting the local point of interest. They pull in, plug in and they aren't going anywhere for 45 minutes to an hour. They see the displays, visit the docents and cruise the gift shop. Perhaps the museum could partner with a company like Electrify America to set up and manage the hardware infrastructure. All the museum needs is a parking lot.

    I didn't see any EV charger on my drive by so I will stop in on the way home. It is not tourist season so it might only be open on weekends for now.
     
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    Tesla still (i believe) will give a merchant one of their Destination Chargers free and pay up to certain amount for its installation. Quite a few hotels, motels, breweries, distilleries, bakerys, wineries etc. have taken them up on this offer. The property has to pay for the electric bill but anyone using the facility is a potential customer. It's good advertising and pretty cheap. Perhaps a dollar for each hour the EV is hooked in.
     

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