Gallatin TN have added two EV charging stations outside City Hall on West Main. This gives Gallatin TN the largest EV charger density in Sumner county, with more charging locations than Hendersonville TN or any other Sumner county city.
The charging stations have an integral breaker mounted on the rear. The style is a new one I have not seen on a Blink charging device before. It looks both convenient for a vehicle owner to use and also provides safety should a child open the breaker box. Why didn’t they mount the breaker out of a small child’s reach?
The spaces are identified with an “EV” sign, the parking spaces themselves are no different to the other street parking spaces, so I wonder if gasoline vehicles will realize the difference before they have finished their parking maneuver. I’ll have to drop by on a busy day to see if they remain open to Electric Vehicles.
On my visit I attracted the interest of a passing motorist who was interested how much the stations cost; for right now they are free to use until Blink networks and the City introduce per charge or per hour pricing.
These spaces are very well placed to give access to the city square. Too bad most of the restaurants have closed during this recessionary period. Other than food, the only reason I’ve had to park close to here is to attend traffic court and to take care of a traffic light camera violation. Well at least I’ll get some free juice if I have to come back here again. Driving an EV makes one drive more carefully, so maybe I won’t be back again to see the judge anytime soon; I hope.
Bravo to Gallatin City in leading the way for Sumner county in installing an electric vehicle infrastructure. At one point I thought Hendersonville would lead the way with their ambitions plan to pepper the city with EV charging stations, but progress has been glacial allowing Gallatin to come from behind and take the technological lead.