I wish to thank the friendly people of Marlinton I met during my recent trip.
Our SUV heater was broken, so I decided to be brave and drive my new electric Mustang mach E up to Snowshoe.
I was thrilled to find that Marlinton has not one but two chargers listed on plugshare.com
At first, I used the Ford app and I thought I was screwed, because it only listed a Tesla charger at Snowshoe and Greenbrier Resort.
As I started to panic, I did a Google search for EV chargers and found the plug-share website.
I arrived at the Marlinton Motor Inn with four miles left on my battery but wasn’t able to charge my car at the hotel.
I was warned I would flip the breaker on about four rooms if I tried to plug it into a room receptacle.
It didn’t matter because my charging cord wouldn’t even reach that far.
The next morning, I parked at the charger at the 4th Avenue Gallery.
I went to the S&D Diner to eat breakfast and wait for the battery to charge enough to make it up to Snowshoe.
I just want to say I had a great time talking with the staff and people of Marlinton while I sat waiting for my car to charge. I even ate the entire “Hungry Man’s” breakfast and didn’t have to stop and eat lunch while I was skiing.
I found out the hard way, that the estimate of miles on an EV car isn’t exactly accurate, especially if going up-hill in cold weather.
I thought I would have an extra 10 miles on the battery when I arrived at the Top of the Mountain to charge my car.
However, by the time I got there I had one mile left. The front desk staff was kind enough to point me to the charger by the helipad.
I am glad to say I made it without having to ask for a push.
Then, due to the storm coming, I needed a place to stay Friday night, and luckily found a room at the Old Clark Inn. So, I was able to spend a night in town at a historic inn and ate dinner at Alfredo’s restaurant.
So, thank you again for being so helpful to a crazy EV car owner.
I bet next time I come to visit, Marlinton will have a fast charger (such as EVgo CCS charger), and maybe some solar panels or windmills, too!
Maybe there will be a Marlinton Solar and Wind or Pocahontas Power company in the future.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina