PlugInSite Recharge 3714 – Mount Airy, MD

silver plate missing, power but will not charge
scuff marks on face plate, no power

Status:
❌ Units Inoperable as of Oct. 30, 2020

Description:

Mount Airy Watkins Park has two Tesla charging stations that were energized in July, 2020. On October 24, 2020, both stations were inoperable. One had no power and had abrasions on the case that suggested that a vehicle may have come in contact with it. The other Wall Connector had a missing silver plate on the connector where the thumb button is. This is particularly unfortunate since the Town of Mount Airy has supported EV drivers for years with fee-free EV charging. These are only a few months old and I don’t know if the damage is covered by insurance or if the Town will have the budget or willingness to replace both charging units so soon after they were installed. Progress will be tracked below.

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re·charge 
1. to bring back to a former condition or vigor 
2. to bring back to life, practice, or activity

December 1, 2020:
Wrote to follow up on the current status of this issue.

October 30, 2020:
They responded to say that they appreciated the info. They hadn’t been aware that the charging stations weren’t working. They said that they’re checking into the issue.

October 30, 2020:
I emailed an employee of the Town of Mount Airy who I’ve dealt with before regarding the inoperable charging stations.

I just wanted to let you know that the two Tesla charging stations in Watkins Park were inoperable last weekend. It looked as though they may have sustained damage, perhaps from a vehicle bumping into them or something.
We enjoy visiting Mount Airy and the EV charging is one reason we come.
Could you please let me know if these become operable again?

@Lanny