In the Southern California, there are many Costco warehouse stores & most of them are equipped with old paddle chargers that no one uses. I emailed to them a few days ago to suggest updating the equipment & this is the reply I got. (see below)
My suggestion to you:
Email your local stores/franchises to let them know that you are interested in charging your EV, and you will "vote" with your wallet! Maybe they will install/update their charging stations.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 9:55 AM
We appreciate you taking the time to email Costco Wholesale.
We are very excited about the movement to go green and so we installed car charging stations at some of our Costco warehouses.
Unfortunately they were very costly to maintain and no one was using them.
We will forward this over to our buyers to make them aware of the interest you have in them and it's something we can consider bringing back at some point.
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Costco Wholesale Corporation