Electric Vehicle charging is spreading across New England, making it easier to drive electric and reduce our dependency on fossil fuels. Through a combination of federal grants and state efficiency programs, ReVision Energy has been selected as the designated installer for many of these charge ports, and we'd like to highlight some of them in this column.
In 2021, ReVision Energy partnered with Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, MA to upgrade its charging resources for guests, installing four additional 32A Level 2 chargers. These commercial-grade Enphase basic non-networked chargers expanded the inn's offering to a total of five charging ports with dedicated parking. All chargers, including a Tesla Level 2, are connected to a dedicated 200A subpanel.
Inn by the Sea recognizes the hospitality industry's potential for attracting new guests by offering charging as an amenity. The Inn has become an early adopter of this trend, boosting its appeal to out-of-state guests who require overnight charging for their electric vehicles. This additional service not only accommodates guests' charging needs but also encourages patronage of the inn's facilities, such as the restaurant.
Inn by the Sea is also committed to helping the community more broadly. The Inn has partnered with Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland to host an "adopt a dog" program at the front desk, allowing guests to bond with a "dog of the week." This program has helped over 160 dogs find loving homes. Where else can you charge your car, adopt a dog, and get a luxury hospitality experience??
“Stayed at Inn by the Sea and took advantage of the free charging stations. Appreciate having this option available. Great example to others. Hope this is a trend.”
"The front desk said it was okay to charge even though we weren’t staying at the inn. Had a nice walk to Kettle Cove and back.”