Plug-in Cars

IMG_0128In California, Electric Cars Outpace Plugs and Sparks Fly ran an article in Sunday’s NY Times. Now that we have a plug-in hybrid, I felt compelled to read the story. The main issue, it seems, is for cars which rely solely on electricity and need to recharge when out and about. Since we use gas, too, we charge our car at home. (Most of our driving is local, so the majority of days we only use electricity with our 22 mile range.)

What if we ever want to charge up when we are around town? This handy site will locate charging stations and tell the cost, the hours, and any other pertinent information. Some are listed as private residences (not ours!), and I’m not sure just how that works.

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Here is the charging station in the Claremont Village near City Hall.

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If you shop at Montclair Plaza and get there before another electric vehicle, you can charge up for free. Since it takes our car 5 hours to fully charge from empty, that would mean an awful lot of shopping.

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