Tesla’s research shows that each charging stop provides an average of $12 in revenue for the surrounding area, which would translate into more than $3,000 a month if Ukiah got 250 visits from Tesla drivers. Currently, she said Petaluma is seeing 1,000 visits a month, which would translate into $12,000.
On top of that, Riley said Electric Utility Director Mel Grandi estimated that the increased revenue to the city for electricity usage by Tesla’s customers, which the company would be paying for, could be up to $25,000 a year.
We need to start writing letters to the council members who voted against to help educate them. There can still be a lot of red tape along the way, further delaying the US 101 build-out. This "non-exclusive" parking condition for supercharger stalls is unrealistic. Let's be reasonable. This is Ukiah. I go there, and through there, regularly for work.
We aren't talking about the 8 stalls in front of the hottest dumpling/ice cream/coffee hipster joint in SF.
This choice of site seems pretty odd since it's about 158 miles to Eureka, which would be a logical site for the next supercharger going north, and Ukiah doesn't serve people coming over to HIghway 101 from CA-20. Perhaps they are looking at Fortuna (140 miles north) for the next one, but it's a bit puzzling that they'd bend over backwards for Ukiah.
To bad they didn't select the Super 8 - right at an off ramp, tons of open space off street parking, a willing owner, a decent restaurant, great rooms at reasonable prices, already on the destination charger network - my two cents - we traveled through several times, stayed at the hotel, talked with th owner who is an EV enthusiast - a good fit in my opinion