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UP of Michigan to receive its first fast DC charger but..

specialgreen

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They would need more grant money to fund additional changers.
I can't tell if you're talking about additional chargers in Norway, or across the U.P. Either way, the EGLE grants are still open... plenty of money left.

Current charger is not located where bathrooms or food service is. One has to walk 1-1.5 blocks to gas station for this. McDonalds is like 4 blocks away on US2. The location is not well lighted for night time use.

For us, US-2 would be preferred (McDonalds, DQ, Subway & BP). But the charger was 1/3 bought by the Downtown Development Fund to draw people away from US-2.

I think the best bet for bathroom + food nearby is Blackstone Pizza/brewpub (1.7 blocks north). It's open just as late as BP/Krist gas stations (10pm), with a cleaner bathroom. If you just want snacks, Pat's Foods (1 block south) is cheaper than BP and open 'til 9. But if you really want that McD-L-T (with the hot side hot and the cool side cool), you'll have to walk the extra 6 blocks!

 
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specialgreen

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Yes, but with a single charger, you kind of need a backup plan, in case it happens to be in use (or broken). Too bad there's no co-located J1772. Still, a step in the right direction!

Yeah, that's my concern. I think the best bet is to get a room in Florence WI, 22 miles NW on US-2. They have a J1772. Or 46 miles to Quality Inn Escanaba.
 
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StanMI

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Sad...... traveling th e U.P. of even the East side of the lower peninsula takes planning. Alpena or Oscoda could use a charger of some kind.... ( added Bad Axe or Port Austin)
 
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