Chargers are kind of a cart before the horse issue to the EV world. Asking a business to invest in installing and maintaining EVSE is difficult especially if it isn't something they are knowledgeable about or if they don't see how it can benefit them. On the other side, if people view finding chargers as difficult, they worry about investing in an EV for themselves for fear of "running out of juice". As EV owners we can help with some of these issues by using the existing infrastructure to show businesses that if they install EVSE we will use them and can also show non-EV people what is available because when they see us in those parking spots they engage us and ask questions.
With that in mind, Drive Electric Columbus set up the #SupportLocalChargers Challenge. During the Challenge time period, we encourage our members to locate at least one public charger and use it. While there, take a picture and then share it with us. You can submit photos to DriveEVCbus@Gmail.com, share on our social media, or print one to bring to the next meeting. On Facebook, please add your pictures to our group page. On Instagram or Twitter, please use hashtags #SupportLocalChargers and #DriveEVCbus so that we can locate your photos.
Round 5 is coming soon! Join us June 1st to July 15th for our next round of the #SupportLocalChargers challenge. New this round is POWER Bingo. Complete 3 spaces and you can choose one of our fun stickers (limit 2 per person). Complete a full line and select either a ZAPped or ICEd Post-It pad (limit 2 per person). Or if you Cover All you can pick from our Prize Stash (goodies found in it include t-shirts, hats, reusable water bottles, miniature/toy EVs, and more) plus you will be entered in the grand prize drawing for a $20 Amazon card (limit 1 Cover All per person).
Rules for Round 5 of #SupportLocalChargers Challenge:
Grab a POWER Bingo board below and get ready to charge your EV, snap a picture, and win some goodies!
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