Crackel Barrel Wanting Their EV!

"Cracker Barrel will be rolling out fast chargers called the Blink, made by ECOtality, Inc, at select restaurant locations across Tennessee for Phase 1 of the project.

As I wrote in the article on the Daily Green:


"Cracker Barrel will be rolling out fast chargers called the Blink, made by ECOtality, Inc, at select restaurant locations across Tennessee for Phase 1 of the project. The company will start in "The Tennessee Triangle," the 425-mile stretch of interstate highway that connects Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. Twenty-four Cracker Barrel locations will have chargers, meaning EV owners could drive the entire region, charging up at Cracker Barrels along the way.

Digging starts in the spring of 2011 and will reportedly be completed within a few months. Half of the first 12 locations will feature 480-volt fast chargers (referred to as "Level 3" chargers), while the balance will get 240-volt "Level 2" chargers. Level 3 can charge an EV battery in about 20 minutes, as long as the system is able to handle it, which many early models can't. In all cases, the juice won't be free, as customers will be asked to swipe credit cards. The project is being paid for by the public-private partnership called The EV Project."


Read more: http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/cracker-barrel-electric-car-charging-stations#ixzz18cBJsDGl

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