TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Charger in Pullman?

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by kazumi, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. kazumi

    kazumi Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    14
    Location:
    Palouse, WA
    One post indicated the dearth of EV chargers in Pullman. I wonder how many Tesla owners are WSU alumni, or have children/grandchildren attending WSU. If there are sufficient number, would you want to petition WSU and/or Pullman to put in chargers?
     
  2. JackA

    JackA Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2012
    Messages:
    306
    Location:
    Orondo, WA
    When I drove to Pullman for our youngest son's graduation last year I contacted the electric vehicle group at WSU to see if they had a charger. "No." I think Plug-In North Central Washington could assist in getting a unit placed at the WSU Visitor Center or some other location. The first step is to find a Host Location willing to pay for the installation, maintenance and electricity. If that can be accomplished the raising of $2,300 for a Clipper Creek 90 or perhaps a Clipper Creek 80/100 would not be that difficult.
     
  3. Alysashley79

    Alysashley79 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2013
    Messages:
    646
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Or what about having them contact tesla about some special pricing for all their campuses (they have multiple) for some HPWC. I had swedish hospitals contact tesla and they are going to be having some installed at all of their hospitals by summer hopefully.
     
  4. ThortsMD

    ThortsMD Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2012
    Messages:
    255
    Location:
    Seattle
    It looks to me that on the Supercharger map a SC will be placed in that area (looks like Moscow) in the not too distant future.
     
  5. ChrisH

    ChrisH Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2013
    Messages:
    90
    Location:
    Milton, wa
    Would be great if it was Moscow. I've heard Lewiston which isn't too far away either
     
  6. JackA

    JackA Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2012
    Messages:
    306
    Location:
    Orondo, WA
    I'm not seeing Moscow on the SC map at all. Looks like Moses Lake soon then two others on I-90 in 2015.
     
  7. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    2,817
    That lower dot looks like Lewiston/Clarkston to me.
     
  8. JackA

    JackA Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2012
    Messages:
    306
    Location:
    Orondo, WA
    I did not go out far enough! I agree the dot does look like Lewiston/Clarkston area.
     
  9. v12 to 12v

    v12 to 12v Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2012
    Messages:
    1,063
    Oh my. From Ritzville or Ellensburg to Clarkston/Lewiston would be very questionable at best. I don't think it could be done. The road between Pullman and Clarkston is one of the steepest grades I have ever travelled.

    I'm still hoping for a good route to Boise.
     
  10. ChrisH

    ChrisH Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2013
    Messages:
    90
    Location:
    Milton, wa
    Looks like Ritzville to Lewiston is about 124 miles if you take 90 to 23 to 195
     
  11. kazumi

    kazumi Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    14
    Location:
    Palouse, WA
    I saw at another thread the following so I think Clarkston to Ellensburg is doable.
    We have driven from Clarkston to Ellensburg at least 15 times in all kinds of weather. It is net uphill, and fairly often against the wind. In very cold weather (subfreezing) the 200 mile trip can be a stretch. More than once we have arrived with single digits rated range. If it is cold and/or a headwind, you CANNOT drive the speed limit or above and hope to make it. We take the shortest route (and prettier) through Connell.

    A couple of times we have made an insurance stop at the lovely little Tucannon River RV Park, just east of Starbuck. The drive north from Starbuck is a fabulous twisty-fest, if you are in the mood!
     

Share This Page