(copy/paste of e-mail from Plug-In-America) The Harris Ranch has recently installed a Tesla charge site off Highway 5, and will hold a grand opening on March 5th. This event is made possible by a generous Tesla charge station donation by long-time Plug In America supporter Earl Cox, who chose Harris Ranch as an ideal central point. You're welcome to join us at the ribbon-cutting ceremony and mingle with other EV drivers. Here are more details: Date: Friday, March 5 Time: 10am-11am simple ribbon cutting ceremony at the EV charge site with coffee and freshly baked pastries provided by Harris Ranch. After: 11:00 Harris Ranch Inn Restaurants offer a discount on meals at their Restaurant so folks can informally gather after the ribbon cutting ceremony. Sponsors: Harris Ranch, Plug In America, and Electric Automobile Association. Location: Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant 24505 West Dorris Avenue Coalinga, CA. 93210 1.800.942.2333 http://harrisranch.com/stay.php It is recommended that those driving EVs plan to arrive by the evening of Thursday March 4 and stay overnight so they'll have a full charge to get back home. Please RSVP by contacting Earl Cox directly if you plan on driving an EV to the event. He can be reached by phone (818)281-9638 or email [email protected] and will be coordinating all of the charging sites. EV Charging: There is only 1 Tesla HPC at the Ranch. This will be reserved on Friday to enable folks giving Roadster rides to dignitaries to get home. Please don't plan on being able to use it. Harris Ranch is going to try to set up some temporary power but, otherwise, we'll have to shuttle overnight guests to the Somerville/Almond Tree RV Park (below). Lodging: Harris Ranch Inn has developed (2) special Inn packages which will give the electric vehicle enthusiast a couple of value packed options to choose from. To make reservations you can either call 1-800-942-beef or book on-line at http://www.harrisranch.com, click on Harris Ranch Inn/Restaurant. These special Inn/Restaurant packages are named after Tesla and Plug-in America and are now available. We would suggest that anyone with Electric Auto Association, Plug In America or Tesla wishing to spend the night anytime, including the March 5 weekend, to take advantage of one of these packages. Dining: Harris Ranch is offering anyone attending the March 5 opening or coming out over the March 5 weekend a special 10% discount off of any meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) at the Harris Ranch Restaurant. They can get this discount by merely telling their server that they are associated with Tesla, Plug In America, or Electric Automobile Association. The Ranch is an omnivore's destination restaurant. Vegetarians can select between their (5) vegetarian entrée Salads such as the popular Waldorf Spinach Salad or their Portabella Flatbread Pizza or Portabella Burger. Directions/Maps: Harris Ranch Inn: I-5 and West Dorris Ave (CA 198) - From San Ramon Tesla Charger: 155 miles - From Parson's Lot in Pasadena: 199 miles (Roadsters probably should drive about 55 mph or plan for intermediate charging) - From 4th and G Plaza public parking garage Davis: 198 miles (Roadsters should probably should drive about 55 mph or plan for intermediate charging) Intermediate Charging Opportunities South: -Somerville Almond Tree RV Park- 41191 South Glen Avenue, Coalinga, CA (near Harris Ranch, this will be backup charging location for the event. Harris Ranch is offering a shuttle to the Inn if you stop here. $10 for full charge, talk to Manager - Smitty) -Traveler's RV Park 33151 Cyrill Pl, Kettleman City, CA - (559) 386-0583 (a little rustic) -Lost Hills RV Park, Lost Hills, CA - Lost Hills RV Park- 14831 Warren Street, Lost Hills, CA - (661) 797-2719 -Buena Vista Aquatic Area (BEST LOCATION), South Enos Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 763-1526 (County bureaucracy: hard to get short-term rate to top-off, may have to pay full RV rate) On March 5, Earl will try to work out a deal where he'll rent a site on the 5th at full $21 cost and folks can stop by "to visit Earl Cox" See EV Charger News - Home for more options.