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Old 12-16-2010, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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A new McDonald's was built in Huntington to replace what was the first McDonald's in West Virginia. The new McDonald's, located on 5th Ave, will be the first one in the nation to have Level 2 Electric Car Charging Stations on site. Pretty neat, especially when you consider that the McDonald's that was rebuilt by MU's stadium was one of if not the first in the nation to feature the new building design. Kudos to the owner for being forward thinking. Here's the link:

Opening of new McDonald's location shows latest change in evolving restaurant - The Herald Dispatch
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:17 AM
 
Location: 304
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That is cool!

Now if they could create energy from their fatty foods then we'd really be talking!!! LOL
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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That is cool!

Now if they could create energy from their fatty foods then we'd really be talking!!! LOL
Not as far fetched as you might think, CC. Used cooking oil can be used as a feedstock for biodiesel production.

There's actually a specification now for using biodiesel as motor fuel (like the E85 spec for ethanol). I think the 2011 HD GM pickups are rated to use B20 (up to 20% biodiesel), in the diesel models only, of course.
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:44 PM
 
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That's great. How much to charge your oversize golf cart while you consume god awful toxic food?
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:26 AM
 
Location: On The Road Full Time RVing
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Then the lots will be full of electric cars charging
( which takes how long ) while the people shop at
other stores nearby ?

Now you try to find yourself a place to park, and go in to eat, while there are more cars outside taking up parking spots, than people in the McDonald's eating.

Nothing left but the drive through.

Now eat your happy meal.

Whoda Thunk It ?

Better think again because,
Not everything smells as good as it seems ! ! !
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia 'Burbs
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Does anyone in Huntington actually own an electric car?
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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Does anyone in Huntington actually own an electric car?
There probably are some Prius's around. And there are a slew of models to be introduced soon, including the Chevy Volt (already in some markets), Nissan Leaf, hybrid Civics and Accords, etc.

It's a good way to get McD free publicity, and a lot cheaper to put the outlets in now, than have to dig up the entire parking lot later.
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:44 PM
 
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ha ha ha....I smell Senator Rocky in that burnt Canola Oil.....
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia 'Burbs
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There probably are some Prius's around. And there are a slew of models to be introduced soon, including the Chevy Volt (already in some markets), Nissan Leaf, hybrid Civics and Accords, etc.

It's a good way to get McD free publicity, and a lot cheaper to put the outlets in now, than have to dig up the entire parking lot later.
The Prius is a hybrid. Those run on gas.

The Volt and Leaf are the only cars to be available that would use this charging center. That and the Tesla Motors cars...but those are very expensive.
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:27 PM
 
Location: On The Road Full Time RVing
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Does anyone in Huntington actually own an electric car?
I don't know about that, but will it charge the batteries in my electric shocking cattle prod stick, so I can take my horse and wagon to town, and if a person rolled up beside me and says ( ya wanna drag ) I can stick it to old paint with a shock, and away we go in the lead.

Now wouldn't that just shuck your corn ? ... HEE HAAAAAA
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