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Electric car chargers are now at Squaw Valley

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

Electric rechargers at Squaw, Heavenly & Reno:

 

In case this is relevant to anyone with an electric car,

 

SV says:

We are excited to announce the installation of four new electric car chargers at Squaw Valley. Use of the car chargers is free for guests and charging stations are ready for use and open daily. The charging stations are located next to Cornice Cantina at the western edge of the Far East Building.

 

At Heavenly's Casinos and in Reno:

 

Harrah’s, Harveys Lake Tahoe and Harrah’s Reno are installing state-of-the-art electric vehicle charging stations at all three hotel casino properties.

There will be eight stations at Harrah’s Reno and another eight stations at the Stateline properties.

The deployment of EV charging stations at its establishments is designed to encourage cleaner transportation and the broader use of renewable energy. Access to the charging stations is free to the public.

The charging stations are supplied by Schneider Electric’s EVlink, a technology which allows guests a convenient way to charge electric vehicles. The EVlink is a clean and simple design, with a LCD screen that displays instructions, status and usage information offering an exceptional charging experience. It is ChargePoint network enabled, and delivers a robust, reliable network giving users real-time notifications from the EVlink station during charging.


Edited by veteran - 8/9/13 at 6:54pm
post #2 of 20

They're for the Teslas.

post #3 of 20
In a few years, they're going to need chargers in the remote lots where the day skiers catch the shuttle to the base...
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by Dino View Post

In a few years, they're going to need chargers in the remote lots where the day skiers catch the shuttle to the base...

And they won't be FREE neither cool.gif

post #5 of 20
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And they won't be FREE neither cool.gif

 

gas used to be 5c a gallon, and skiing was free until they invented chairlifts, cafes and hotels. Soon we'll have to pay for electricity, healthcare and stuff!!! What's the world coming too  wink.gif

post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by veteran View Post

Electric rechargers at Squaw, Heavenly & Reno:

 

In case this is relevant to anyone with an electric car,

 

SV says:

We are excited to announce the installation of four new electric car chargers at Squaw Valley. Use of the car chargers is free for guests and charging stations are ready for use and open daily. The charging stations are located next to Cornice Cantina at the western edge of the Far East Building.

 

At Heavenly's Casinos and in Reno:

 

Harrah’s, Harveys Lake Tahoe and Harrah’s Reno are installing state-of-the-art electric vehicle charging stations at all three hotel casino properties.

There will be eight stations at Harrah’s Reno and another eight stations at the Stateline properties.

The deployment of EV charging stations at its establishments is designed to encourage cleaner transportation and the broader use of renewable energy. Access to the charging stations is free to the public.

The charging stations are supplied by Schneider Electric’s EVlink, a technology which allows guests a convenient way to charge electric vehicles. The EVlink is a clean and simple design, with a LCD screen that displays instructions, status and usage information offering an exceptional charging experience. It is ChargePoint network enabled, and delivers a robust, reliable network giving users real-time notifications from the EVlink station during charging.

Wave of the future th_dunno-1[1].gif

post #7 of 20

Smart move with Tesla just down in the bay. There is not a day go by when I either see a Tesla on the road or a truck load on 80. FWIW, Tesla's market share is better than both the Audi A8 and BMW 7 Series, report HERE

post #8 of 20

Have they put up signs that say 'Reserved for Electric Vehicles' yet?

 

If not, the job's only half done. 

post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

Wave of the future th_dunno-1%5B1%5D.gif

 

Teslas are bought by people on good pay who'll drive past the gas guzzler dinosaurs who are lining up in the satelitte parking bay to catch the shuttle bus.

post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post

Have they put up signs that say 'Reserved for Electric Vehicles' yet?

 

If not, the job's only half done. 

yep. lines say reserved for electric cars. And there's solar powered cars too that bake cookies.

post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post

Have they put up signs that say 'Reserved for Electric Vehicles' yet?

 

If not, the job's only half done. 

This photo (used in the home page feature) is from Squaw Valley, with this caption

The first vehicle to use our charging stations! 


We're excited to be the first ski resort in Lake Tahoe and California to install electric car chargers. The charging stations are free and located at the east end of the parking lot. So while you play on the mountain, your car will be charged up and ready to go for your next adventure!

post #12 of 20
Thread Starter 

I ate once at that Cantina and I was running on gas.

post #13 of 20

 

What kind of snow tires does one need for a Tesla? Chains even? wink.gif

post #14 of 20

My old home mountain, Crystal Mountain Michigan, has car chargers too!

 

 

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It's great to see more and more guests using our Electric Vehicle Charging station! The charging station, located near Kinlochen, is complementary for our guests

 

 

post #15 of 20

That (Tennessee built) Nissan Leaf must go over real well in Michigan

 

I would have though a Chevy Volt would have been in that space

post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by near nyquist View Post

That (Tennessee built) Nissan Leaf must go over real well in Michigan

 

I would have though a Chevy Volt would have been in that space

Back in the 80's maybe. 

post #17 of 20

Changed that much Huh ...

post #18 of 20

Can a Tesla really make it the 3 or 4 hours from the bay area to Squaw ?

 

ie Are they battery only or do they have a backup engine.

post #19 of 20

Yeah if you order the large battery and drive at 55 MPH

 

There is no backup engine

 

The biggest problem is you have to chain it up in snow

post #20 of 20
Thread Starter 

Range 200 miles + that depends on if the aircon is on econo mode at 72F as you drive in cold wet gear home. hmm.

 

Recharging stations cost $40k + each + instal costs. The downside for drivers is, " Blimey, I just passed that @#%rgh!! slow RV,  and now I have to wait 20 minutes to half charge my battery coz Range is 200+ miles if I have the aircon set over room temperature in the snowy Sierras".

 

 

 But Tesla might have 'battery swap for $60-$80' stations that change batteries in 90 seconds....but you have to bring the new battery back or you get billed!. (hopefully they 'i.d chip' them so drivers can keep driving LA-NY and swap every 200-270 miles without coming back the same way.

 

 

 "Supercharger Stations"

 

 

The Model S's battery pack is a sealed unit that sits underneath the floorpan; it's made up of more than 7,000 individual 3.1 amp-hour cells and weighs over 1,000 pounds. Using a computerized system of automated wrenches and lifts that sit in a pit beneath the car, the battery-swap process quickly detaches the existing, presumably spent battery and lifts a new battery into place, all without the driver needing to exit the vehicle. The car can then be driven away.

Tesla estimates that the battery swap procedure will cost between $60-80, depending on the battery pack (Model S cars can be built with two different battery pack sizes—60kWh and 85kWh).

 

The only caveat is that drivers must swap back in their original battery pack on their return trip or pay a fee equal to the difference in value between the new and old batteries (there are no details yet on how much this fee might be).

 

In a write-up by Reuters, Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk explains that building out the network of battery-swapping terminals will require an investment of between $50 million and $100 million, and that another company with a similar business model entered liquidation less than a month ago. However, if there's one thing Elon Musk and Tesla Motors have proven to be good at, it's succeeding where others have failed.


Edited by veteran - 8/23/13 at 7:37pm
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