Category: Energy Savings


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I drove by the EV charging station construction project at Vanderbilt Law School parking lot today, to see that BLINK has some competition and is not the only provider of EV charging stations in Metro Nashville area.

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I parked my LEAF at Dixie Pl parking lot at Vanderbilt University, on 21st Ave, and walked down to Village, to let LEAF refuel, recharge, some healthy free juice, and I saw a sign, that said zipcars lives here, and behinded where two cars, that.had zipcar all over them… Neat…

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2 couples are impressed by this form of transportation

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electric transportation is catching on at wholefoods I pulled up to plug in my Nissan LEAF to find that an electric bike was juicing up too

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Today I decided to check out the Brentwood Library near the Crockett Park, to find the two BLINK L2 chargers working, and even a white Nissan LEAF plugged in.

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It belongs to a family of 5 who all had room in the car!
The Library is beautiful, and even offers wireless outside, that is important on a great day like today…

 

…are waiting and attending an appointment, even in Franklin, TN  this is provided by the city of Franklin and BLINK

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Bottem line it is the future of the modern business and private traveler!

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We started out on our LEAF Tour in our Nissan LEAF at the Loveless Caffee at the northern tip of Natchez Trace Parkway, to top off the 3 bars used to get here from our home in Nashville. It took about 1 hour to top off, while we where eating one of there great Bar-B-Q platters. After wich my wife went shopping the stores here and I offered answers to inquiring minds about my LEAF hooked up to the BLINK L2 charger provided by Loveless Cafee. I reset the trip meter B to capture the miles driven on our leaf tour along the parkway @ 40 m/h we ended up at Whole Foods for a dinner w. LEAF at 25 miles left on the GOM, so we drove 79 miles since we left Loveless.

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On my way up Monteagle the GOM of my Nissan LEAF showed only 21 miles but I would have to go 22 on a steep grade. When I left this morning @ 6:30 AM I had only charged it short of 30 minutes to have a full 100% charge, so I would have some “space” in the Battery to regenerate from using breaking in city traffic. Well I probably would have had enough if I would have charged all the way to 100%.
But I did plan to stop over at one of the 3 locations available on my trip to the Monteagle Ribbon Cutting Event for the 2 BLINK L2 chargers, so I decided to go all the way to the last one before the upclime at Roberts Nissan in Manchester, TN.
As you can see going highway as oppose to Interstate pays off, I got there with 4.6 m/kWh going all the way speed limit. I charged only 30 minutes (about 11 extra miles), to “hopefully” have enough to make it up the hill.
…2 b continued…

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The solar assisted charging station in Franklin, TN are being prepared for there first employment at Nissan HQ. The charge site consists of 9 AV chargers, so no RFID card is required. I would hope that Nissan will let the current LEAF owners know when the christning party is going down.

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