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Makes me wish I still lived in WA. Route 2 is quite a beautiful drive.

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brucedp <[email protected]> wrote:

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> http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2011/01/washington-state-promotes-eco-=
tourism-with-electric-car-charging-stations-on-scenic-drives.html
> [image] Washington State Promotes Eco Tourism With Electric Car
> Charging Stations on Scenic Drives By Amy Tokic Jan 22 2011
> If you drive an electric car, you may be a little hesitant to take it
> out for an extended drive. That means taking the scenic route is out.
> Or does it?
>
> If you=92re planning to do some sight seeing along the coastal ranges of
> Washington and Oregon in your electric car, you=92ll get a boost from
> charging stations placed strategically along your drive.
>
> Washington State has teamed up with several businesses for a plan to
> install a series of charging stations along U.S. Route 2. These
> charging stations would pop up from Everett, just outside Seattle, and
> continue 120 miles over the Cascade Mountains to Wenatchee (north
> central area of the state).
>
> Some of the businesses that will be chipping in to fund these stations
> include resorts and car dealerships. In addition to those by private
> businesses, other funds from the Federal Recovery Act will pay for two
> or three DC quick-charging stations along the route. They should be
> installed by the end of this year.
>
> Businesses are keen to install these chargers because of the time
> delay. It takes 30 minutes to recharge your electric car=85 so what are
> you going to do with that extra time? Shop, of course! The forward-
> thinking business owners along the route are likely to generate
> revenue many times the cost of the electricity they provide.
> [Source: The Car Connection =A92009 VerticalScope Inc.]
>
>
>
> http://www.thecarconnection.com/marty-blog/1053653_washington-state-pione=
ers-electric-car-scenic-tourism-route
> [images] Washington State Pioneers Electric-Car Scenic Tourism Route
> The Pacific Northwest is a remarkably scenic corner of the continental
> United States. The striking coastal ranges of Washington and Oregon
> offer dramatic vistas, temperature (if often damp) weather, and dozens
> of outdoor activities within a few hours' drive.
>
> Now those drives can be done in electric cars, courtesy of the
> country's first scenic byway and tourism route designed specifically
> for electric cars.
>
> Washington State and several businesses together plan to install a
> series of charging stations along U.S. Route 2, starting in Everett
> (just outside Seattle) and reaching 120 miles over the Cascade
> Mountains to Wenatchee, in the north central area of the state.
>
> The state and the private EV Project are already building a network
> of charging stations within Seattle and in the surrounding region of
> greater Puget Sound. The new route is a linear extension from the
> urban and suburban concentration through less populated areas, albeit
> areas that are consistently popular with visitors.
>
> Many businesses along the route are coordinating to install quick
> chargers, reasoning that the 30 minutes tourists will spend in their
> establishments are likely to generate revenue many times the cost of
> the electricity they provide.
>
> And at rates as low as 3 cents per kilowatt-hour for electricity from
> clean hydroelectric sources, those businesses pay some of the
> nation's lowest rates for green power.
>
> Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth, Washington, is one of the
> businesses planning to install a [pair] of charging stations. More
> than half a dozen others are expected to participate by the time the
> charger network is up and running this spring.
>
> Among the participating businesses are auto dealers who sell electric
> cars, including Town Nissan of Wenatchee. It will let members of the
> public use its 240-Volt charging station, including drivers with plug-
> in vehicles other than the 2011 Nissan Leaf battery electric car.
>
> Tom Goodfellow, Town Nissan=92s New Car Sales Manager, says EV drivers
> will just have to come inside the dealership and ask permission to
> use the publicly accessible charging station.
>
> As well as the chargers installed by private businesses, funds from
> last year's Federal Recovery Act will pay for two or three DC quick-
> charging stations along the route that will be installed by the State
> of Washington by the end of the year, perhaps earlier.
>
> Such fast chargers will let a 2011 Leaf--or, for that matter, a 2012
> Ford Focus Electric and other battery vehicles--to recharge to 80
> percent capacity in roughly half an hour.
>
> Two or three such charges would permit a Leaf to make it all the way
> over the mountains, depending (of course) on driving style, weather
> conditions, and a few other factors.
>
> The Route 2 journey is known nationwide for its beautiful scenery,
> with the stretch from Everett to Wenatchee renamed the Stevens Pass
> Greenway [
> http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/LocalPrograms/ScenicByways/StevensPass.htm
> ] and designated a National Scenic Byway ...
>
> If you're tempted by the prospect of an emissions-free trip through
> scenic Washington State, the region helpfully maintains a website
> [ http://www.visitchelancounty.com/ ] to let you sort through these
> diverse activities.
> [=A9 2010 TheCarConnection.com. All Rights Reserved.]
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cture-Phishing-Viruses-and-worms-and-spyware-Oh-My-td3234118.html
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Now I hope that the current $100/ev annual license fee bill wont pass
and something more fair and equitable will. That is 5 cents/mile for
my Gizmo for last year!

Zeke Yewdall <[email protected]> wrote:
> Makes me wish I still lived in WA. Route 2 is quite a beautiful drive.
>
> Z
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I'll -2-nd that. I think that is the drive I took after my SEI (solar) =

classes out on the San Juan Islands in Sept. 2000. There's a lot of =

elevation gain on that route as I recall.

On 1/25/2011 6:40 AM, Zeke Yewdall wrote:
> Makes me wish I still lived in WA. Route 2 is quite a beautiful drive.
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brucedp<[email protected]> wrote:
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>> http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2011/01/washington-state-promotes-eco=
-tourism-with-electric-car-charging-stations-on-scenic-drives.html
>> [image] Washington State Promotes Eco Tourism With Electric Car
>> Charging Stations on Scenic Drives By Amy Tokic Jan 22 2011
>> If you drive an electric car, you may be a little hesitant to take it
>> out for an extended drive. That means taking the scenic route is out.
>> Or does it?
>>
>> If you=92re planning to do some sight seeing along the coastal ranges of
>> Washington and Oregon in your electric car, you=92ll get a boost from
>> charging stations placed strategically along your drive.
>>
>> Washington State has teamed up with several businesses for a plan to
>> install a series of charging stations along U.S. Route 2. These
>> charging stations would pop up from Everett, just outside Seattle, and
>> continue 120 miles over the Cascade Mountains to Wenatchee (north
>> central area of the state).
>>
>> Some of the businesses that will be chipping in to fund these stations
>> include resorts and car dealerships. In addition to those by private
>> businesses, other funds from the Federal Recovery Act will pay for two
>> or three DC quick-charging stations along the route. They should be
>> installed by the end of this year.
>>
>> Businesses are keen to install these chargers because of the time
>> delay. It takes 30 minutes to recharge your electric car=85 so what are
>> you going to do with that extra time? Shop, of course! The forward-
>> thinking business owners along the route are likely to generate
>> revenue many times the cost of the electricity they provide.
>> [Source: The Car Connection =A92009 VerticalScope Inc.]
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>> http://www.thecarconnection.com/marty-blog/1053653_washington-state-pion=
eers-electric-car-scenic-tourism-route
>> [images] Washington State Pioneers Electric-Car Scenic Tourism Route
>> The Pacific Northwest is a remarkably scenic corner of the continental
>> United States. The striking coastal ranges of Washington and Oregon
>> offer dramatic vistas, temperature (if often damp) weather, and dozens
>> of outdoor activities within a few hours' drive.
>>
>> Now those drives can be done in electric cars, courtesy of the
>> country's first scenic byway and tourism route designed specifically
>> for electric cars.
>>
>> Washington State and several businesses together plan to install a
>> series of charging stations along U.S. Route 2, starting in Everett
>> (just outside Seattle) and reaching 120 miles over the Cascade
>> Mountains to Wenatchee, in the north central area of the state.
>>
>> The state and the private EV Project are already building a network
>> of charging stations within Seattle and in the surrounding region of
>> greater Puget Sound. The new route is a linear extension from the
>> urban and suburban concentration through less populated areas, albeit
>> areas that are consistently popular with visitors.
>>
>> Many businesses along the route are coordinating to install quick
>> chargers, reasoning that the 30 minutes tourists will spend in their
>> establishments are likely to generate revenue many times the cost of
>> the electricity they provide.
>>
>> And at rates as low as 3 cents per kilowatt-hour for electricity from
>> clean hydroelectric sources, those businesses pay some of the
>> nation's lowest rates for green power.
>>
>> Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth, Washington, is one of the
>> businesses planning to install a [pair] of charging stations. More
>> than half a dozen others are expected to participate by the time the
>> charger network is up and running this spring.
>>
>> Among the participating businesses are auto dealers who sell electric
>> cars, including Town Nissan of Wenatchee. It will let members of the
>> public use its 240-Volt charging station, including drivers with plug-
>> in vehicles other than the 2011 Nissan Leaf battery electric car.
>>
>> Tom Goodfellow, Town Nissan=92s New Car Sales Manager, says EV drivers
>> will just have to come inside the dealership and ask permission to
>> use the publicly accessible charging station.
>>
>> As well as the chargers installed by private businesses, funds from
>> last year's Federal Recovery Act will pay for two or three DC quick-
>> charging stations along the route that will be installed by the State
>> of Washington by the end of the year, perhaps earlier.
>>
>> Such fast chargers will let a 2011 Leaf--or, for that matter, a 2012
>> Ford Focus Electric and other battery vehicles--to recharge to 80
>> percent capacity in roughly half an hour.
>>
>> Two or three such charges would permit a Leaf to make it all the way
>> over the mountains, depending (of course) on driving style, weather
>> conditions, and a few other factors.
>>
>> The Route 2 journey is known nationwide for its beautiful scenery,
>> with the stretch from Everett to Wenatchee renamed the Stevens Pass
>> Greenway [
>> http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/LocalPrograms/ScenicByways/StevensPass.htm
>> ] and designated a National Scenic Byway ...
>>
>> If you're tempted by the prospect of an emissions-free trip through
>> scenic Washington State, the region helpfully maintains a website
>> [ http://www.visitchelancounty.com/ ] to let you sort through these
>> diverse activities.
>> [=A9 2010 TheCarConnection.com. All Rights Reserved.]
>>
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ucture-Phishing-Viruses-and-worms-and-spyware-Oh-My-td3234118.html
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>> {brucedp.150m.com}
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sm-EV-Charging-along-Scenic-Drives-is-Good-for-Businesses-tp3235895p3235895=
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>> Sent from the Electric Vehicle Discussion List mailing list archive at
>> Nabble.com.
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