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Originally posted to indycam on Sat Jun 30, 2012 at 04:39 PM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (10+ / 0-)

    "Drop the name-calling." Meteor Blades 2/4/11

    by indycam on Sat Jun 30, 2012 at 04:37:04 PM PDT

  •  President Obama at Smiths (4+ / 0-)
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    furriner, stagemom, slowbutsure, koNko

    "Drop the name-calling." Meteor Blades 2/4/11

    by indycam on Sat Jun 30, 2012 at 04:39:15 PM PDT

  •  all I see is 2 black boxes (0+ / 0-)

    is there supposed to be something?

    This Rover crossed over.. Willie Nelson, written by Dorothy Fields

    by Karl Rover on Sat Jun 30, 2012 at 05:48:04 PM PDT

  •  What an amazing coincidence. (1+ / 0-)
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    indycam

    Today of all days - I live in No. VA in an area devastated by the overnight storms of last night - and as I was heading out looking for a place to find nourishment this morning I passed right by one of these in the parking lot of the local Giant.  

    While some might snicker at the problem of having an electric fleet in the face of power outages, I'm actually confident that their infrastructure is intact and still have the ability to charge overnight.

    Good for them - and thanks for the diary!

    Certainly from our standpoint, this gives us a sense of momentum -- when the United States has accolades tossed its way, rather than shoes. - PJ Crowley

    by nsfbr on Sat Jun 30, 2012 at 06:03:14 PM PDT

  •  "The trucks generate (0+ / 0-)

    zero tailpipe emissions . . . and vehicle CO2 emissions"

    From the press release.  Note that they make no claim
    of reduced emissions
    (including CO2) overall . . . (they know better).

    Depending on where they are operated these coal-electric or fracked-gas-electric vehicles may well produce higher overall emissions (although granted emissions would be lower if they are hydro-electric or nuclear-electric instead).  Since they are day-use/night charge vehicles they cannot be solar-electric . . .
     

    Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

    by Deward Hastings on Sat Jun 30, 2012 at 06:05:45 PM PDT

  •  I don't have an E-car yet, (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    indycam

    but there's one in my future. A few of the places I frequent have established dedicated parking spaces for electric cars with receptacles on a post or wall. It pisses me off to see non-plugin vehicles parking in them. Makes me want to leave a note on their windshield..."Thanks you arrogant a**hole. since you parked in an E-car slot, some poor slob may not get home with their groceries tonite because he couldn't plug in his car."

    One of my favorite places to sail to is the Kingston Cove Marina on Bainbridge Isl. here in WA state. Of their own volition they have an electric GEM car for visiting boaters to use free of charge to run to the grocery store and re-provision.
    Thanks indycam for the diary.

    HUGH Romney for President!

    by sailboatslave on Sat Jun 30, 2012 at 06:26:21 PM PDT

    •  I have a very long extension cord (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Zinman

      in my vehicle .
      I was given shit for not parking in the spot next to the charging station . There is no sign saying that charging must be done from the closest parking spot .

      I once parked on the street , ran the cord up a tree so pedestrians would not trip and then back down to the charging station inside the parking lot .

      I know that "shit happens" and I planned for it .

      What I didn't plan for was the "owner" of the charge station being a flaming idiot .

      "Drop the name-calling." Meteor Blades 2/4/11

      by indycam on Sat Jun 30, 2012 at 06:40:40 PM PDT

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