National Assn. of RV Parks & Campgrounds–
Press Release, April 8, 2011.
Electric car owners are increasingly using campgrounds as refueling stops on longer journeys. Most private campgrounds have 50 amp/240 volt hookups, which can charge most electric vehicles in about four hours. While waiting for their cars to charge, they just hang out, work on their computers, or eat lunch. At Cherry Hill Park in College Park, MD, owner Mike Gurevich plans to market the concept in an effort to build a new business base and support the environment. He charges $10 for a four-hour charge. At another park—Holiday Park Campground in Greensboro, MD, the owner says many people take naps in their car while it is charging.
The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, for its part, plans to create a listing of parks that offer electric vehicle refueling services on its GoCampingAmerica website. “With over 3,300 members, we will over time gather all of this information and make it available online, but clearly the potential is there for the nation’s private campground owners to help support the greening of the nation’s transportation infrastructure,” said Paul Bambei, president and CEO of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds in Denver, Colo.