I am so happy to hear about more facilities installing electric charging stations! While at this point in my life I can only dream about owning an electric car, it does make having one more accessible, obviously. I think part of the resistance to the electric car is being stuck somewhere with no more “juice”. Having mainstream locations with charging stations is a huge step in the right direction. I think Cracker Barrel made a very smart move by adding charging stations. Although there may not be a large population with electric cars, those who do have them know where they can get a boost, and of course some food. I only wish that a fast food location would install charging stations as well. While I am not advocating for people to eat more fast food, we all know there are more McDonald’s than there are Cracker Barrels. Having a larger chain of stores with these stations might convince even more people that an electric car isn’t such a bad idea. Even though our nation is in debt, I think it is important for the government to step in and help with the installation of more stations. The environment is a problem that is recognized by the government so they need to get in and help out as well. I don’t know any statistics, but when people got a tax break for installing solar panels on their house or even when they got an incentive to buy a house, more people probably did just that. We need serious help to fix the problems of the environment, and changing a few lightbulbs won’t get us all the way there.
I agree with the idea of inserting Electric Vehicle Chargers throughout Rutherford County. If Mayor Burgess is serious in his efforts to promote the use of Electric Vehicles in the area, he is going to have to provide a means for people to charge their cars.
People are much more likely to purchase an Electric Vehicle if they can see there are plenty of charging stations around, and that they are placed in areas where they travel most.
Gas prices are so back and forth right now, and it is almost impossible to find a gas station that does not have a line of cars looped around it twice waiting to fill up. If there are only a few charging stations available for people to charge his or her Electric Vehicles, the same problem is going to occur.
Owning an Electric Vehicle should be an entirely different experience than owning a gas powered automobile. Waiting in line for a charging station to open up is too reminiscent of being trapped at a gas station.
Electric Vehicles are a great way to help better take care of the environment. Owning an Electric Vehicle could be the solution to so many environmental and economical problems.