Submitted by Steve Wightman
Saturday, April 15 at 4:45 PM I returned from Lawrence. Hoping to plug in, I pulled my Chevy Bolt EV up to the two charging stations in the Job Lane School parking lot. I was disappointed to find both taken. Darn it! Furthermore, I was steamed to find not only a commercial vehicle, but a Ford dealership van plugged in! I wondered, what is a commercial vehicle doing plugged in to Bedford’s free electric recharging? Could it be that their Lowell dealership has no charging station?
April 17 1:30 PM, I called, and McGovern said they had TWO chargers exclusively for their own commercial vehicles. Scratch that thought. So, Bedford government and residential drivers don’t even think of leveling the score by plugging in at this Ford dealership. You, like me and all the other Bedford EV owners are locked out!
Should our limited tax dollars subsidize commercial enterprises? If so, how can Bedford residents hope to plug in with commercial vehicles competing and draining our energy? I think this is, as of now, an uncommon example of an unethical business practice and it must be stopped. The cure is simple; viewers can text photos of violations to a Bedford authority or post the same on social media. Hmm. Let the power go to the people, not profiteering!