McDonald’s asks “do you want a car charge with that”?
With all the talk about upcoming electric cars, some companies have already begun to develop plans for rolling out charging stations across the US and Australia.
But now a new McDonald's restaurant in the US has beaten them to the punch. The new store will offer free car charging in its parking lot, one of the various ‘green' features the store will promote.
The store, located in North Carolina, has been built with wood from forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and tables and chairs that have been constructed with renewable materials such as wheat board and bamboo, while the store is illuminated by natural light.
The preferred parking spaces will be tailored for hybrid and electric cars, with ChargePoint stations offering free electricity for cars that can ‘plug in'.
While a full charge may take longer than the amount of time it takes to eat a McDonald's meal, emerging technology will surely improve charging times. Additionally, with the construction of charging stations at Swedish McDonald's locations, the franchise may be preparing to roll the feature out across a number of countries.