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Good news for the great Northwest

Discussion in 'News' started by Mycroft, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Mycroft

    Mycroft Life happens

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    #1 Mycroft, Jul 13, 2011
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    From Seattle Times: Charging stations along I-5 in Wash. due this year

    Woo hoo! Good news!

    Edit: More news from the press release.

    From MarketWatch: Press Release: Washington Selects AeroVironment to Light up Nation's First Electric Highway

     
  2. ckessel

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    #2 ckessel, Jul 13, 2011
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    That is great news. I live in Portland and travel to Seattle in the north and Ashland in the south once in a while (maybe 1-2 times a year), so this definitely solves any range issues I might have been worried about.
     
  3. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    This is great news for the industry; but just to be clear these fast DC chargers don't work with our Roadsters. The only automakers that have committed to using the CHAdeMO/TEPCO standard are Nissan and Mitsubishi--and Toyota, but only in Japan. There will be L2 stations as well, but only at 30A, so we're better off using HPCs or campgrounds.

    I think there's a reasonable chance that the Model S will support CHAdeMO/TEPCO, but Tesla has not said for sure.

    By the way ckessel, there are HPCs in Centralia WA to the North, and Eugene and Canyonville to the South, so you should be good on your trips. More details at Google Maps
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    There were some indications that BMW may be considering CHAdeMO for their next gen vehicles too...
     
  5. ckessel

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    We'll see what the Model S supports in charging, but the Eugene station is one I literally come within 30 feet of when I visit family in Eugene. I frequently fill up at the normal Petrol station next to it.
     
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    Does anyone know about how much money a level three charger costs with installation assuming available electric supply?
     
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