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Coming Soon – Recharge Your Electric Car At McDonald’s

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By Chris Scott Barr

Electric cars aren’t exactly the most popular form of transportation out there. Thus the number of public charging stations are few and far between. One unlikely company is jumping on the bandwagon and installing charging stations at  6 of their locations.

Starting in Cary North Carolina, McDonald’s will offer ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations. In some ways this seems like an odd company to step forward. I don’t generally stay at a McDonald’s for more than 15-20 minutes, so most people wouldn’t get very much of a charge. Still, I suppose every station helps.

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  • 1greenproduct

    I say McDonald's deserves some major props for stepping up and taking a lead on developing infrastructure to support electric cars.

    Now what I want to know is will we also be able to charge e-bikes (like the A2B – http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/9015…) at Mickey D's?

    - Aaron Dalton, editor, http://1GreenProduct.com

  • UncleB

    In a battery car world every little bit of charge counts. As America prepares to switch from a foreign liquid fueled economy, to a home based electricity economy, and as the battery cars proliferate, charging stations for even short stops make sense! Walmart can make a fortune metering power to battery cars, and maintain customer base this way, All restaurants, many Municipal parking structures and most Molls will compete to sell you a small boost while you shop! As the burgeoning Asian growth demands, with a very strong Yuan, a larger share of the world's finite oil, Americans are outbid and a weaker dollar buys less and less oil on world markets – We will go domestic, home sourced, Solar, Wave, Wind, Hydro, Geothermal, Tidal, and Nuclear, all yielding Electric, not liquid energy, to compensate, and Yes, Yankee Doodle will charge his battery car while he shops at the Moll, for certain. Even the cars are coming out hybrid, plug-ins included, next, and then plug-in only! no gasoline required! Europe and Asia solve this dilemma, for they face the same shortages, with Nuclear Power Plant expansion and electric bullet train networks, and dormitories in factories and labor contracts for a few months of in-house worker participation at a time with longer holidays between, like cruise ship workers, eliminating the back and forth daily shuffle of gasoline burners to and from expensive 'burbs! To compete, and stay viable, America will follow suit or die! Easy equation, right?

  • UncleB

    In a battery car world every little bit of charge counts. As America prepares to switch from a foreign liquid fueled economy, to a home based electricity economy, and as the battery cars proliferate, charging stations for even short stops make sense! Walmart can make a fortune metering power to battery cars, and maintain customer base this way, All restaurants, many Municipal parking structures and most Molls will compete to sell you a small boost while you shop! As the burgeoning Asian growth demands, with a very strong Yuan, a larger share of the world's finite oil, Americans are outbid and a weaker dollar buys less and less oil on world markets – We will go domestic, home sourced, Solar, Wave, Wind, Hydro, Geothermal, Tidal, and Nuclear, all yielding Electric, not liquid energy, to compensate, and Yes, Yankee Doodle will charge his battery car while he shops at the Moll, for certain. Even the cars are coming out hybrid, plug-ins included, next, and then plug-in only! no gasoline required! Europe and Asia solve this dilemma, for they face the same shortages, with Nuclear Power Plant expansion and electric bullet train networks, and dormitories in factories and labor contracts for a few months of in-house worker participation at a time with longer holidays between, like cruise ship workers, eliminating the back and forth daily shuffle of gasoline burners to and from expensive 'burbs! To compete, and stay viable, America will follow suit or die! Easy equation, right?