July 06, 2009

McDonalds to offer ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations

So, if McDonalds is planning on offering this as a service in the US, since there are more public libraries than McDonalds and since many people probably stay longer on average in the library than they do in a restaurant, wouldn't it be a great idea for libraries to plan to offer this kind of service in their parking lots???

Mind you, we're talking just one of the 30,000 or so McDonalds around the world. Nevertheless, the first "green" version of the ubiquitous US "restaurant" will offer NovaCharge ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations when it opens in Cary, North Carolina on July 14th. The idea is to recharge your plug-in Electric Vehicle while "enjoying your meal." Unfortunately, the current generation of EV batteries won't likely benefit from the 10 minutes or so it takes to gulp down a value meal. However, Mickey D's might be on to something should drivers choose to stay for the additional 2-hours of regret that follows.

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