Charging facility opens up at Gateway

There are 10 comments on the Daily Democrat story from Apr 26, 2009, titled Charging facility opens up at Gateway. In it, Daily Democrat reports that:

A low-key ceremony inaugurated a high-voltage charging station for state-of-the-art electric vehicles Saturday morning at the Gateway Center in east Woodland.

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Mike

Oakland, CA

#1 Apr 26, 2009
Now, if only we had the power source to supply the charge! Oh well! It's the green thought that counts! Ask Gray-out-Davis(D).
Carl Cook

Boise, ID

#2 Apr 26, 2009
What is the cost to recharge a vehicle for one hour?
2 CCook

Elmira, CA

#3 Apr 26, 2009
In an earlier article it said that recharging was free.
Since there's no such thing as free, somebody is paying somewhere along the line, but I don't know where or who.(Maybe me?)
Charge_It

United States

#4 Apr 26, 2009
There were actually SEVEN Tesla Roadsters there, two of which were late arrivals. But more importantly, only TWO of the SEVEN were brought by Tesla Motors company representatives, the other FIVE were brought by their owners from as far away as Oakland and Woodside. The remaining three owners joined the event from the general Sacramento Metro area.
"Recharging" from completely empty to full would not be accomplished on a Roadster in one hour -- however one hours worth of charge on this newly installed modern charge station was plenty for the far away owners to comfortably and safely make the return trip back home with "juice" to spare. Of course, a hearty meal and some shopping or browsing are not always accomplished in one hour either :)
Still ... your report of the event is very much appreciated. And so is all the cooperation from the Developer and the City of Woodland -- THANK YOU !
Rachele

Aliso Viejo, CA

#5 Apr 27, 2009
Now all we have to do it get more of these charging stations put in at 200 mile increments all the way up the I-5, from San Diego to Seattle!
Michael

Jonquière, Canada

#6 Apr 27, 2009
The ultimate power source: Concentrated Solar Power (Thermal) with central receiver tower.

youtube.com/watch...
(Note: it works when there is no sunlight... heat energy is stored in tanks of molten salts)

100milesofmirrors.com

brightsourceenergy.com
Pieter Siegers

Mexico

#7 Apr 28, 2009
Great news, I only hope the electricity for the chargers is also green energy... is it?
Jerry

Mountain View, CA

#8 Apr 28, 2009
There is one of these, two charger stations, at the Fry's Electronics in Sunnyvale California. They were installed when the EV-1 was on the road.
Pawel Woloszyn

Orangevale, CA

#9 Apr 28, 2009
Fantastic! Congratulations to everyone involved for getting this important project completed.
Costs

Grass Valley, CA

#10 Apr 30, 2009
Everyone in Wdld should buy a Tesla Roadster... only $101,500. Think of all the money you'll save on gas...
See www.teslamotors.com

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