Portola Valley charging stations now running


Two electric charging stations, each capable of simultaneously recharging the batteries of two electric vehicles, are up and running at the Portola Valley Town Center at 765 Portola Road.

For the moment, recharges are free. The town will evaluate the situation to determine what customers should pay. The pumps are equipped with credit card payment systems.

The stations are located behind the library near the creek and at the southern end of the parking lot in front of the Historic Schoolhouse.


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Posted by Town resident
a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Mar 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Since the town is considering free electrity for cars can they put in a gas pump so I can get free gas? Why wouldn't you have a pricing plan in place before you put in the charging station?

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Posted by R.Gordon
a resident of another community
on Mar 11, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Both of the better known electric vehicles will probably have a price tag for the amount of they use, and the Chevy Volt is getting the worst reviews of any car in recent memory...oh, the TESLA is still hiding from all of you here, but there is a wonderful link on which does not exactly rhapsodize on the battery life of any and all electric cars and in one article written a year before they pushed the two seater for sale, CEO E.Musk is quoted as saying "he would bet on CAPACITORS OVER BATTERIES" and if you read further,it comes to the conclusion it was done to get the sports car and then the 4 door out earlier than the proposed times of 2012 and 2013. Musk is a brilliant inventor but he tires of projects (much like his many marriages---equal to Gingrich)and is now deeply involved with batteries/capacitors. The correspondent for this very brainy online site and magazine is a well respected expert on the subject, Katie Fehrenbacher whose article appeared in GigaOm on March 16, 2011.
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You will find it if the above link does not appear again.

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 11, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Mr Gordon:

your reading comprehension is seriously lacking. NOWHERE in the blog you reference does it say ANYTHING about Tesla " further,it comes to the conclusion it was done to get the sports car and then the 4 door out earlier than the proposed times of 2012 and 2013."

I know you hate Tesla, but please stick to FACTS with your attacks....or learn to read.

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