Submitted by kdufort on July 22, 2017
The town I live in is seriously considering putting in EV chargers in a parking lot right in the middle of town. It's a small town in New Hampshire, population of about 6,000. We have the only Tesla in town at the moment, but there are a few in the area and some other EVs around. We're close to a popular lake and ski area, so travel and tourism brings folks through town. The Town Manager and others are very supportive of renewables and such, but there aren't a lot of folks familiar with EVs and the needs of EV owners. My wife and I are helping folks understand the possible benefits of offering EV charging as well as how to make it most attractive and useful to EV owners who might be drawn to town.
What would you share with them? Best reasons to offer charging? Best ways to make it attractive and leverage it to draw people to town? Things to avoid? Preferred charging solutions?