All the McDonald’s in Hendersonville now have EV Charging Stations. The other two McDonald’s were the first businesses to get EV Charging stations in Hendersonville.
This time last year placement of the chargers was performed in premium parking spaces without clear signage. As a result gasoline drivers too often occupy the spaces. I’m glad to say that one year later, the business owners and equipment installers have learned these lessons. The EV spaces, while not inconvenient, are not premium and are also well marked. The spaces are clearly intended for an EV. As a result both spaces were open when I visited.
Congratulations to McDonald’s and Blink Networks for a superior installation!!
One thing I encourage property and business owners to do is to consider offering free charging for their clientele. Since September 2012 Blink Networks started charging between $1 and $2 per hour, with a minimum of 1 hour charge. For a short stop location like McDonald’s such fees are likely to discourage use and visits to the restaurant. I am keeping a list of free EV charging locations in Tennessee in a separate post.