Madonna Inn will soon be the home of a charging hub for electric vehicles.
Sunspeed Enterprises, an electric vehicle infrastructure company based in Northern California, is adding another electric vehicle charging station to its SunTrail Route, a planned network of 30 to 40 EV charge hubs on California’s Pacific Coast Highway, according to a recent news release.
The charging hub will be located in the southwest corner near the hotel’s entrance off Madonna Road. Construction on the site began in March and is expected to be complete soon.
There will be two level-two chargers and two level-three chargers. Level-two chargers will take 20 to 30 minutes, whereas level three takes about four hours to charge, said Richard Sachen, founder of Sunspeed Enterprises.
There are already 38 public charging stations in San Luis Obispo County (Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Atascadero and Paso Robles) according to the Community Environmental Council of Santa Barbara County.
There are also several semi-public charging stations, such as at car dealerships, hotels and businesses.