Even though our small city, Temple Terrace, was the host of 2 EV events, we have never had a public charging station. There are lots of them around our area, but nothing in the city limits. With the leadership of one of our City Council members, Grant Rimbey, there is going to be a new one put in Temple Terrace.
I was able to talk for a few minutes at a city meeting a month or so ago, about the need for this. It is not just for the public good – it also is a way to boost the economy. I passed out a screen-grab of a Plugshare map to everyone on the council showing the ‘hole’ with no chargers.
I explain to every business owner I talk to that people like me really do look at online charging station maps before starting on a drive or errand. If a restaurant or some other place has a station, it can often influence me to go there.
Well, there was an article in the Tampa Tribune today that talks about this whole subject. There is even a little bit about Kim and I and our cars, as well as some of our friends. Kim even has her picture (I took) in the paper!
I was a little bit bummed that it did not link back to us here, or to my app! Oh well, on the cutting room floor. But at least we are doing our little bit toward helping with climate change. I just know now that after driving our cars for over 10 months, that everyone could be driving an EV. So one public charging station in Temple Terrace is just another bit of the infrastructure needed to blossom the EV movement. It is not only coming… it is here now
Here is the link to the online version of the article: http://tbo.com/northeast-tampa/temple-terrace-to-get-first-ev-charging-station-20141029/