Published on July 8th, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro11
There Are Now More Chargepoint Chargers Than McDonalds
July 8th, 2014 by Christopher DeMorro
Should humanity ever start a colony on Mars, you can bet the first fast food joint on the Red Planet would be a McDonalds. The ubiquitous golden arches can be found just about everywhere in America, with about 13,900 locations dotting the U.S.
That’s a lot of Mickey Ds, though Chargepoint isn’t impressed. That’s because the EV charging station supplier recently installed charging station number 18,000 meaning there are more than twice as many Chargepoint EV chargers as there are Starbucks, outnumber even the mighty McDonalds. Put that in your coffee cup and drink it.
Is this the tipping point for EV adoptions? We wouldn’t go that far just yet, but it’s certainly a major milestone when a Chargepoint charging station is easier to find than your local McDonalds. Granted, many of these charging stations are centered around major metro areas where EV adoption is particularly brisk, and Chargepoint still has a way to go before it rivals the over 100,000 gas stations occupying space in America.
Then again, you won’t find a gas station in the parking lot of your local Cracker Barrel restaurant, where you can sit down and cool off while your EV tops off. If there isn’t a Chargepoint EV charger near you yet, there will be soon, that much seems certain.
Keep up to date with all the hottest cleantech news by subscribing to our (free) cleantech newsletter, or keep an eye on sector-specific news by getting our (also free) solar energy newsletter, electric vehicle newsletter, or wind energy newsletter.
Haven’t taken our 2016 reader survey yet? Do so now!