Costco, destroying the earth for the bottom line!!!Costco, the membership warehouse-club chain, was an early leader in offering electric-vehicle charging to its customers, setting an example followed by other retailers, including Best Buy and Walgreen. By 2006, Costco had installed 90 chargers at 64 stores, mostly in California but also some in Arizona, New York and Georgia.
Plug In America, the California-based E.V. advocacy group, contends that the stations do get used, and is conducting arigorous grassroots campaign to save them. The group asserts that some of the units have been delivering free electricity to loyal E.V. owners for a decade or more, and that people regularly plug in.
Citing a Lack of Usage, Costco Removes E.V. Chargers - NYTimes.com