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Recently, I was able to participate in an electric vehicle challenge from Hilton Hotels, the Hampton Inn and Hertz. You see several Albany-based Hampton hotels are making eco-conscious travel more of a reality with electric vehicle (EV) charging stations now offered upon booking.
These companies worked together and with my old stomping grounds NYSERDA (the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) to place General Electric EV charging stations at Hampton Inn hotels in the Capital District of the State of New York.
Given that I knew that area very well (lived there for college, graduate school and married) I took the challenge.
Off I went in a Chevy Volt (circa 2011 from Hertz at the Albany International Airport) to the first of several hotels to charge the car, have some coffee or fruits that they had out to eat. The first was on Albany International Road Hampton Inn. The manager was great and allowed me to charge the car and take pictures of the hotel. Right here is the first one at the Sky Chargers with the retractable heavy duty charging cord from General Electric.
Off I went to most of the hotels (the last one is a completely other story) but without question the way the hotels are situated, you can take a Chevy Volt, go hotel to hotel and be all electric vehicle. Now I call that a Clean Commuter!
Here are some other cool things I learned along the way from Hilton that we will have more in-depth articles in the future. Yet I thought it was important to let you know the green in the Hampton Inn that I never knew about!
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