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tinrobot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:22 PM
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EV ‘Charging Corridor’ Links L.A. and San Francisco
Forget about California’s long-promised hydrogen highway. A solar power company has joined a regional bank to create an “electric highway” of quick-charge stations linking San Francisco and Los Angeles. It is believed to be the first network of its kind in the country, and electric vehicle advocates said it could spur the adoption of cars with cords in California.

SolarCity and Rabobank claim the 240-volt, 70-ampere stations unveiled today at five locations along Highway 101 provide the fastest recharge time available in a public setting, allowing EV drivers to charge up in one to three hours. The stations are located in retail areas, and Rabobank is letting people plug in and charge up at no cost.

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/09/charging-corridor/
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:26 PM
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1. Next we need one from one end of I-80 to the other. n/t
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tinrobot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:54 PM
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2. We need one every 50 miles on every major interstate.
It'll happen sooner than you think.
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:13 AM
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3. Bring your own extension cord
They're going to have to develope a system to meter and sell power. That way the state can tax it to make up for lost gas tax revenue.
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