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Trip to Richmond, BC

Discussion in 'Canada' started by kunal, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. kunal

    kunal Member

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    So I'm planning to drive from the Seattle area (Kent to be exact) up to Richmond, BC. I am debating taking the Tesla vs. my ICE at home. I just called Mini of Richmond and they said they have charging stations but they stated that they are shut off after business hours. I also noticed a charging point in Cambie park. Anyone have any experience with these? Also how safe is the park, if I wanted to charge overnight?

    I will be staying at a friends place near Cambie Plaza.

    Any advice is appreciated.

    Thanks, Kunal
     
  2. Morristhecat

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    I think you mean the chargepoint chargers at cambie community center? If so that is a descent neghbourhood beside a park & high school. Should be ok to park for a while. But I would check up on your S every once in a while in case some kids are up to no good in the park.
     
  3. Doug_G

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  4. Orthonos

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    The city of Richmond just installed 5 chargers in publicly available areas and the newspaper said that they're currently free to use, but when I went to look at one, it looks like they'll eventually take credit cards down the road. The locations noted in the Richmond paper are: Richmond Olympic Oval, City Hall and 3 community centers (Steveston, Thompson, and Cambie).

    The areas are all quite safe.
     

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