EV Stations debut at Newaygo B & B
"You have to match the convenience of the gasoline car in order for people to buy an electric car."- Elon Musk , CEO at Tesla
When Nola Teye the InnKeeper at Newaygo Bed and Breakfast (a.k.aLa Belle de la Riviere) cut the ribbon Tuesday morning it ushered in a new era with the unveiling of Newaygo County’s first EV Station.
“We want to be ahead of the game and future-driven for our guests.”
Yes indeed, there is now an electric vehicle charging place located in the rear driveway of the elegant structure that graces the downtown landscape. A stopover where overnight guests or folks just passing through can put a little voltage in their vehicles.
“With the growing movement to restrict the use of traditional combustion engines and cut down on vehicle emissions the trend is moving to electric cars by 2023,” said Ms. Teye. “Our hope is to stay ahead of the trends for our guest convenience.”
Tesla a company who specializes in the vehicles installed the stations at no cost to the Inn according to Ms. Teye.
Before the new arrivals hit downtown Newaygo the closest stop north of us was at Jones Ice Cream Parlor in Baldwin (try the Black Cherry, it's to die for) and the Sparta Community Center was nearest in the southerly direction.
And if you explore the maps where these can be found you’ll find it changes by the minute as new sites are being added across the country.
This is a bold and innovative move by Newaygo B and B and will add to the wealth of hospitality our area provides to its visitors.
And now a word about the ribbon cutting…..
Newaygo folks turn out.
Whenever there’s a new business opening its doors or in this case an existing business presenting a new twist in their delivery of services this town turns out big time.
These Chamber organized events draw a huge number of members who arrive to support their colleagues but it goes beyond those folks as city officials, law enforcement, the local business community and other folks who are invested in the growth of our area congregate for a little photo op and to support the business being featured.
I’ve been part of these through blowing snow, beat down humidity, rampant rain and now the latest in a series of meteorologically disappointing April days and the one thing you can count on if it's held in Newaygo?