As we previously reported, 12 Tesla charging stations were installed in the Citrus Plaza shopping center on Oak Grove Rd. (just north of Ygnacio) in Walnut Creek.
The shopping center was home to Nob Hill Foods before they closed early last year.
The charging stations are along the Citrus Ave. part of the center, closer to the old Nob Hill.
The old Nob Hill Foods building, which is about 38,000-square-feet, is still for lease.
What about non-Tesla EV owners?
Some EV are more equal than others?
Perhaps they need a boost to get up and over Ygnacio hill
Get a Lectron Tesla to J1772 Adapter.
Thanks for the info for non-Tesla EV owners…
Cost for the adapter is about $150.
I have seen pictures of vandalized charging stations where someone stuffed about a half a pound of ground round meat into the slot for the charger nozzle thingy in some kind of a protest against these things. It would be sick and dysfunctional to do that and really contemptible. I hope they do not. There is a vegan alternative called “beyond meat” that is similar to ground round with much less of a carbon footprint.
How dare they waste good food when they can buy the swill “beyond meat” and dispose of that instead!
… maybe it’s me – but there is no way they will get much use after such a huge investment ….. unless somebody knows something about growth on this side of Citrus. High density housing is going in across the street – but I don’t think the Tesla stations are built to support the housing… odd
High density housing? Where?
There was a concept to build townhomes across the street on Citrus Circle to replace thise two office buildings.
I think it would be a good idea for support of existing local retail. Probably why Raleys/Nob Hill couldnt survive and compete with Whole Foods, Safeway, and Trader Joe nearby.
How much does it cost to charge? Is it FREE? if so, I want free gas.
Is it just while you shop? Half hour / 45 minutes might get you 20 miles. Can you charge it overnight? So many questions……not a fan of “Green”.
From what I was told current fees are about $11 for just over 300 miles. It also depends on when you bought the car. Mine is a few years old and Tesla was offering free supercharging with purchase. I typically charge overnight in my garage with solar panels. Charging outside peak hours leaves me with virtually no electrical bill at the end of month. I think the Nob Hill chargers are “level two” chargers and the first 100 miles of charge should take 15 minutes or less. If you leave the charger beyond the full charge limit (about an hour) Tesla will send you a warning to your phone to inform you that a penalty will be charged if you don’t disengage the charger. The charging aspect is sort of like driving a smartphone. That hour is enough time to go to a store or two. One benefit of buying a Tesla, as opposed to a different brand electric car, was Tesla’s investment in their infrastructure. It’s possible to drive cross country or certainly to SoCal with no problems finding their chargers. In addition to spacing they located their chargers in areas near or in nice shopping locations (Veranda, dwntn WC etc.) which is a benefit not only to the car owner but also the stores. it doesn’t seem other companies considered this.
I think the idea is your normally charge in your garage.
But people in high-density housing with no garage, let alone parking??
Let me add that Tesla gets free advertising with their logo and name emblazoned on the pedestals. They’re exempt from any local review and approval because of State legislation.
It’s still a work in progress. The photo shows the charging station covered.
Now the muggers and car jackers will have EZ targets.
Like how electric cars park in the charging spots but aren’t charging their car. See it twice the last few days by Safeway at ygnacio and oak grove. Privilege.
Charge your car while you dine at Panda Express? Not that many stores over there.
I still don’t understand how in the last two years so many people were able to buy Tesla cars. They weren’t that numerous in the prior years.
Tesla leasing business has increased in the last couple of years and there is a reason for it: They have now proven to hold their value better than most other EVs. Since a lease payment is comprised of principal, interest, and depreciation, they ultimately offer a better value per dollar due to the smaller depreciation component.
That said, they are rather common now, so the cache is gone. That’s probably why we are seeing more Alfa Romeo’s and Maserati’s around, which I understand come with their own mechanic and daily towing service.
I figured that was the case but because I don’t watch TV with commercials I probably missed the ads. When I was younger one of my girlfriends had a stepfather with three Maseratis in the garage. He was the mechanic. A few years later a friend who I was staying with asked if I could drive him to work because his Alfa took 5 minutes to warm up and drive.😁
Recent Tesla owners placed orders and saved up money during Covid closure.
Liberals live in their own Utopian fantasy world.
Excellent. Now let’s put a picture on each of the kids and slaves used to mine the cobalt in the batteries. Let’s generate a picture of the hills of discarded batteries lying in the ground.
That’s the Dirty Little Secret. Lithium Ion batteries are not recyclable, they are filled with a Toxic soup electrolyte/coolant, and when they catch fire they make their own oxygen so you can’t put the fire out. I WOULD NEVER HAVE ONE INSIDE or ON MY HOUSE!
People like Gavin Newsom would consider this fact a minor detail, an esthetic. Like fires and floods, these minor details can be dealt with later. And if things go according to plan, long after he’s out of office.
Great more ev charging stations. They Usually push the disabled parking spots further away from entrances like I have seen at many
Shopping centers since I’m disabled I park in the EV ones regardless it’s BS. When your able bodied you never really understand How it is to live life and get around when you’re disabled. I am newly disabled from a stroke and I’m pretty young and it sucks.
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