The “HospitalEV” Industry

I mentioned motels briefly.  While EV charge points are more common than you might guess, this one’s a no-brainer.  Places where travelers stop should have stuff for stopped travelers.  Tesla Motors is actively managing its fast chargers; they are located along highways, between cities.  Once you reach your destination, though, a medium or slow charger is good, since you have hours- possibly overnight.  Hotels, then, should logically offer charging.

mec2And they do.  The hospitality industry as a whole is already aware of the issue, and has begun its rollout.  “The industry” includes hotels and motels, resorts, campgrounds (which I’ve already mentioned twice), lodges and ski destinations, airports, casinos, some nicer restaurants, even beaches.  Here are some of the hotels I’m aware of; additional ones may let you use existing outlets at the discretion of the manager.

-The entire Element hotel chain (MA, NJ, MD, TX, NV, and others)
-Marriott locations in PA, MD, VA, FL, IL, AZ, HI
-Four Seasons locations in FL, CA, HI
-Sheraton locations in NY and HI
-Holiday Inn locations in NY, DC, NC
-Ramada locations in CA and TN
-Best Western locations in CA and British Columbia
-Arundel Preserve, Maryland
-The Ritz-Carlton of Charlotte, NC
-Hilton Garden Inn, Johns Creek, Georgia
-The Grand Geneva in Geneva, Wisconsin
-AmericInn, Ankeny, Iowa (powered by solar panels)
-Wingate by Wyndham, in Texas
-The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort in Californa
-The Canary Modera, in Oregon
-The Cedarbrook Lodge in Willows, Washington
-Select locations of Comfort Suites, Homewood Suites, and Days Inn

The ski destination of Whistler (north of Vancouver) has numerous hotel and municipal outlets.  There’s also at least one along the road from Vancouver, just in case.

The Sun Country network of charging points has covered the Trans-Canada Highway, partly due to installations at lodging facilities along the way.

Major event venues offer charging, as do many airports…

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