The Door County Visitor Bureau unveiled two electric vehicle charging stations Wednesday morning at the Door County Welcome Center on Green Bay Road in Sturgeon Bay. The visitor bureau has set a goal of creating a network of charging stations throughout Door County & already has three partners, the High Point Inn & the Bay Breeze Resort, both in Ephraim & the Village of Egg Harbor according to Jack Moneypenney, President & CEO of the Door County Visitor Bureau…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/N734.mp3|titles=Jack Moneypenny]
As electric vehicle usage grows, Door County plans to be a leader, not a follower in that technology. Stephanie Klett, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, said this is the first time a tourism marketing organization has done something like this in the United States…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/N735.mp3|titles=Stephanie Klett]
Moneypenny also noted that the EVS at the Door County Welcome Center will not be a charging, charging station, plugging your vehicle in at the welcome center will be free…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/N736.mp3|titles=Jack Moneypenny]
The electric vehicle charging stations will not only open a new niche market of tourists who embrace eco-tourism, but they will also help eradicate fossil fuel emissions.
*Photos courtesy of Jon Jarosh/Door County Visitor Bureau