by Lucas Potts
The Institute is amped to announce a new service for our guests and visitors: electric vehicle chargers! The charging stations are now open for use after our Maintenance department first broke ground on the project in March.
There are two stations, each with two charging cables, located behind our Main Building next to the main pathway leading to the Meadows lodging facility. Four clearly marked parking spots are in front of the two stations, including one accessible parking spot.
The charge rate as of August 2023 is $0.75 per kilowatt hour. After the battery is fully charged, the station will automatically shut off. Just as the Institute is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, the charging stations are available for the public to use during those hours. Registered guests will have access to the stations throughout their stay at the Institute.
“I really appreciate all of the efforts our Maintenance team put into marking this a first-class installation,” Shane Engebrecht, safety coordinator, said. “It just adds to the high standards of customer service that we are already known for. And for the public, this helps make the Institute a destination stop that they might not normally make while visiting Petit Jean Mountain.”
While waiting for your vehicle to charge, please feel free to come inside or tour our campus! The Roustabout, the Institute’s coffee shop, provides full coffee and beverage service, fresh food stocked daily by our Institute Kitchen staff, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, and ample seating. Our 3,000-square-foot Legacy Gallery and 26-seat Legacy Theater are also open during public hours.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Front Desk team at (501) 727-5435.