R1T Adventure Pkg
I am the owner of a popular craft distillery located on a farm 60 miles west of Chicago (1.5 miles from interstate access). We are in negotiations with Rivian to possibly install a couple of Level II Waypoint chargers for public use. I have signed an NDA so I must be a bit vague here - but suffice to say installing (and operating) said chargers comes with a significant investment on our part. My question to forum members is do you see much value (as the traveling EV public) in this kind of charger? Without fast charging, the best you could expect is 20-25 miles of charge per hour. Average visits to our facility are about 1-2 hours for a tour, taste, maybe a cocktail and a visit through our gift shop. The Rivian Waypoint charging network is EV agnostic. We can choose whether or not to charge $ for use (likely not). We would get listed on maps/route planning etc. Definitely some marketing tie ins (sustainability - we have our own solar generation, etc). In general, would you be influenced to visit or make a stop by a Waypoint charger or is it just a “bonus” if you do? Interested in your thoughts… (one other note - the nearest fast charger of any type is 30+ miles away).