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Rest Stops of the Future

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by mikevbf, May 13, 2012.

  1. mikevbf

    mikevbf Active Member

    Feb 11, 2012
    People have mostly talked so far about where charging stations should be, and a little about what pre existing stores they could be located next to. I wanted to take this idea one step further to a near to medium near future of wide EV adoption. I have found rest stops along interstates for the most part although convenient, rather depressing. What would be at your dream EV recharging station/rest stop?

    I would want:
    Open green space for kids, dogs, adults to move around;
    Food - whole foods like buffet;
    Shopping - local crafts
    Entertainment/Exercise -- By the hour high tech, connected, interactive gym ie bike through virtual environments or against someone else at another rest stop
    Intelectual Stimulation -- changing interative exhibits on alternative energy and sustainable living practices maybe sponsored by someone like Real Goods
    Oh yeah almost forgot my car -- enough charging stations to meet demand (but not too fast a charge so I would stick around)

    This kind of Rest Stop would not only be convenient, but a destination/highlight of a trip

    Or we could have booze, casinos and Mcdonalds as has already been suggested in another thread.
  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

    Mar 8, 2012
    Except for the "not too fast a charge" your wish list matches mine.

    These have the advantage of already being in place so only the superchargers need to be added. The others would all require extensive development.

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