Cracker Barrel Joins the EV Project
This type of charging stations, located at restaurants and retail stores, will probably be, along with the stations in parking lots, the most easy to use and at the same time the most successful. During a trip to the restaurant or in the half an hour it takes a customer to drink his coffee, vehicles can be recharged to 80 percent of capacity.
“Cracker Barrel was founded along the interstate highways with the traveler in mind and has always tried to anticipate what our guests might want and need as they stop in for some good country cookin’ and to experience genuine Southern hospitality,” said Cracker Barrel, CEO Michael Woodhouse.
“Becoming a leader in The EV Project continues our tradition of striving to anticipate and meet our guests’ expectations and, at the same time, allows us to participate in a meaningful way in the nation’s explorations of energy independence.”
The charging stations to be deployed at the Cracker Barrel locations are part of the EV Project, US' largest plan to get the infrastructure in place before the arrival of EVs.
The program is supported through a $30 million grant awarded by the US Department of Energy. The company has been commissioned to deploy 15,000 residential and commercial chargers in 13 cities, through five states. ECOtality has been chosen by Nissan as the preferred supplier of charging solutions.