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On my way to WordCamp St Louis 2015 at Washington University – I kept an eye out for this solar powered electric car charging station. I’d previously read about it’s installation on campus. I had no idea where it was located.
It was pure luck that I decided to deboard MetroLink at the closest station to chargers. This made for a very long walk to WordCamp location. Honestly I think all MetroLink stations offer a long walk to most of the campus.
If you exit MetroLink Skinker Station – walk towards campus and you will eventually see these electric car chargers.
In my opinion all EV public charging stations should be powered fully or partially by solar power.
There is one very big problem with this charging station – you need to have a Washington University parking sticker to use it. I’m sure ChargePoint website and maps include this location – electric car owners may not be aware of rules and restrictions. Most onboard car systems – tell you nearest charging location without all the finer details. It also goes without saying – not everyone has a ChargePoint account or knows how to get or use one.
Many Hy-Vee grocery store locations have installed ChargePoint stations. But do not offer customers a way to sign up for ChargePoint on location if they don’t already have an account. This gives electric car owners an unnecessary bad experience.
Nissan LEAF Marriott Hotel Uptown Normal travels to Hy-Vee Springfield Illinois A ChargePoint charger in Springfield Illinois.
The owner below was driving from Ohio to a convention in Las Vegas.