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The Largest EV Charging Program In North America

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pm1On February 9, 2015, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) brought forward a proposal to install more than 25,000 EV charging stations within their territory. Readily embraced by environmentalists, the project faced opposition from ratepayers (questioning the value of this investment) and other electric service providers (who did not relish direct competition from a utility). Last October PGE reached a settlement with ten interested parties that reduced the project to almost a third of its’original size. Pointing out that “No proposal is supported by all parties, and no party supports all of the proposals made,”1 a California Utilities Comission (CPUC) judge brought forward a new proposed decision of his own. Only according to Tom Ashley, Greenlots’ head of government relations, the proposed terms for what is still the largest EV Charging program in North America “could have a chilling effect on utility investment in EV infrastructure.”

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  1. Proposed Decision of Administrative Law Judge Darwin E. Farrar, State of California Public Utilities Commission, Agenda ID #15334 Ratesetting, p 12

The Elysian: An Iconic LA Apartment with free EV Charging

By Roy L. Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMWilliam Periera’s work has been described by adjectives like “stark,” “heavyset,” “functional” and “grandiose.” He completed over 400 projects, was one of the three architects that appeared on the cover of Time magazine and in the process also picked up an Academy Award, for Special effects on the 1941 action film “Reap the Wind.” Pereira’s work is said to have an unmistakable flair and he is recognized as one of the defining architects of the mid twentieth century. He designed the Metropolitan Water District complex in 1961 and the office tower has recently been transformed into a 96-unit apartment building renamed “the Elysian.”
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First Supercharger Station Capable Of Serving Every EV Installed In San Diego

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The first supercharger capable of charging every EV on the road has just been installed in San Diego. The NRG eVgo (ee-vee-go) Freedom Station that just opened at at Fashion Valley Mall has both Level 2 (240V) and SAE Combo and CHAdeMO direct current (DC) fast charge connectors (480V). The fast-charger can deliver power at a rate of up to 150 miles per hour or about an 80% charge in less than 30 minutes. Level 2 chargers deliver range at a rate of 12 – 25 miles per hour.
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