EV-Friendly Destination In New Hampshire - Glen House and Mt. Washington Auto Road
Torque News recently attended a General Motors Bolt EUV launch event in New Hampshire. During the trip, we staged at the Glen House hotel near the Mt. Washington Auto Road entrance. Our Bolt EUV experience driving up Mt. Washington was outstanding, but we were also impressed with the Glen House.
New Hampshire Is a Charging Desert
New Hampshire has a ridiculously bad public charging network. There are almost no DC fast chargers and the Level 2 chargers tend to be slow and located in the handful of cities in New Hampshire, none of which anyone visits as a tourist, and few as a road-tripper. We were impressed with the Glen House’s charging options.
Glen House Charging Options and Those Nearby
The Glen House has two Clipper Creek Level 2 chargers located near the hotel entrance. These are free for guests. Even better, across the street at the Red Barn Museum and Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, there are additional options for charging. There are a total of two more Level 2 chargers and also two Tesla Destination chargers.
Prior to our visit, we called ahead and spoke to the folks at the front desk. They didn’t know the power level offered by the chargers, there is no “move your vehicle” policy in place to ensure the chargers are not left with fully charged vehicles occupying them, and they don’t have a great way to deal with situations where the chargers are “ICEd-out.” However, they are very friendly.
The chargers are powered by a local hydroelectric source located near the property. We found that to be very cool.
Green Initiatives At Glen House
Glen House is trying hard to go green. Sustainability and trash-reduction efforts include:
A Water Bottle Filling Station
Boxed water (instead of bottled) for sale
Geothermal heating and cooling of the building
Bags for you to take your baby soap home in
The Glen House is a great place to head if you own an EV and want to sample the best of New Hampshire’s outdoor activities. Torque News and the author received no compensation from Glen House for the publication of this story.
John Goreham is a long-time New England Motor Press Association member and recovering engineer. John's interest in EVs goes back to 1990 when he designed the thermal control system for an EV battery as part of an academic team. After earning his mechanical engineering degree, John completed a marketing program at Northeastern University and worked with automotive component manufacturers, in the semiconductor industry, and in biotech. In addition to Torque News, John's work has appeared in print in dozens of American news outlets and he provides reviews to many vehicle shopping sites. You can follow John on TikTok @ToknCars, on Twitter, and view his credentials at Linkedin