One of the biggest reasons people are hesitant to make the switch to electric vehicles is because it’s currently difficult to take a long road trip and charge the vehicle whenever and wherever it is needed. Arizona-based startup GOe³ is taking initiative toward solving this problem, launching a coast-to-coast network of electric vehicle charging stations.
The company recently unveiled the first of 26 EV fast-charge stations in Arizona. While other charging stations only support specific brands and plugs, the GOe³ station, located at Bowlin Travel Centers Picacho Peak Plaza in Picacho, supports nearly all electric vehicles including the Leaf, Tesla, and Focus, making it possible to take a fossil fuel-free road trip between Tucson and Phoenix. The best part? The technology allows vehicles to charge in as little as 20 minutes.
The launch of this charging station starts the process of a 1,000-unit “Electric Highway” that will make cross-country EV traveling possible by 2015. The company is also working on a documentary film and reality TV show that will bring light to the benefits of electric vehicles in the country.
Do you think a cross-country network will increase the sale of electric vehicles? How well do you think a reality show or documentary might help to influence public opinion?
Image: GOe³ logo, courtesy of GOe³