Installing Level 2 community EV chargers is one of the things I do through Evolve KY, a nonprofit organization in Kentucky dedicated to electric vehicles. We have placed about 125 chargers at 60 locations across Kentucky and nearby states in the roughly 7 years that we have been in business.
They can be found in areas such as parks, farmers markets, coffee shops, town centers, and so forth. We adapted this approach from Kitty Adams’s wildly popular Adopt a Charger initiative.
The Reserved EV Parking template is frequently the final item we do after installing these chargers, right on the parking space. The paint on easily and rapidly in freshly surfaced areas, and the lettering and pictures seem clear. It is more difficult to paint parking spaces with heavily worn surfaces, and the results are less than ideal.
Blotches from oil and other fluids seeping out of gas and diesel automobiles are one issue we observe in these heavily trafficked parking spaces. According to cleanwatercampaign.org , stormwater eventually transports oil and other harmful fluids that spill from automobiles and onto driveways and parking spots to nearby rivers, lakes, ponds, and streams. These little leaks quickly mount up and harm our rivers severely. Up to 2 million gallons of drinking water can be contaminated by only one quart of motor oil.
It’s therefore intriguing to consider that as electric cars become more common and less oil is used for transportation, there should be fewer toxic oil spills and accidents in our oceans (which harm and kill wildlife and people) as well as a great deal fewer of these much smaller, localized oil spills.
According to americanenergyindependence.com , transportation accounts for 70% of all oil utilized in the United States.
We may expect to see less of these black blotches on parking spaces as we go about our daily lives in the future. In time, finding a location in excellent condition won’t be the exception but the rule. Say goodbye to all oil spills, big and little.
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