First charging station installed on Mt. Washington Auto Road

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First charging station installed on Mt. Washington Auto Road

Post  fshnski on Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:29 pm

Times have changed from the days of water troughs for horses making the ascent to the Northeast's highest peak.

The charging station came in handy almost immediately after installation. Less than 24 hours later, the first all-electric vehicle, a Tesla S Model, pulled in for a charge.

Fifteen more Teslas from the New England chapter of the Tesla Car Club arrived for a drive to the summit.

Auto Road General Manager Howie Wemyss decided this was the year to have the Clipper Creek CS 90 charger installed.

"Considering that we are hosting the Mount Washington Auto Road Alternative Energy Summit event here on Sept. 14 and 15, there couldn't be a better time to make this kind of energy available on-site," Wemyss said.

"We are looking at adding an electric vehicle to our lineup sometime this year and have been evaluating various alternative fuel sources for our stages, as well," Wemyss added.

Alternative energy is not a new concept for the Auto Road, which currently derives about 80 percent of the energy used for the base building operations from an onsite hydro power source.

"Given that we are an environmentally-based attraction, we want to do everything we can as individuals and as a company to protect and preserve the natural resources and environment that surrounds us here in Pinkham Notch," Wemyss said.

Read more: http://www.wmur.com/escape-outside/first-charging-station-installed-on-mt-washington-auto-road/-/18282296/21404268/-/142s433z/-/index.html#ixzz2bcFUcCGL
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Post  fshnski on Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:30 pm

I hope they paid for the fill up. It must have been pretty expensive. It should be cheaper as more people use all-electric vehicles.
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Post  WHL on Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:23 am

Sorry, I think that is really stupid. That's your government at work.
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Post  fshnski on Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:26 am

Wouldn't you like to know who paid for this?
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Post  WHL on Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:31 am

I have a feeling you and I did, fsh.
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Post  News Hawk on Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:59 am

WHL wrote:Sorry, I think that is really stupid.  That's your government at work.
Couldn't they use their "regenerative powers"—upon braking—on the way downhill?

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