News Feature

Originally published in Castine Patriot, July 19, 2018
Castine Inn installs EV chargers

by Monique Labbe

The town of Castine recently became electric vehicle friendly, with the installation of charging ports installed at the Castine Inn during the first week of July.

According to George Whitridge, who orchestrated the project, the initial research began in September of 2017.

“We had a few guests last year ask to charge their car and had to run extension cords outside in order for them to [do so],” he said.

The addition of the electric vehicle chargers offers guests convenience of not having to drive to Bucksport, the next closest charging station, to charge their vehicles. The plugs also charge the vehicles much faster than the traditional wall socket, according to Whitridge.

A subsidy offered by Tesla’s charging partner program made the project come to fruition, said Whitridge, who added that Revision Energy was also a huge contributor to finalizing everything.

“I can’t speak highly enough of the work Revision Energy did from coordinating the project with Tesla, including lobbying Tesla to subsidize the cost of a fourth non-Tesla charger to the professional installation they did over the July 4th week,” he said.