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Electric car charging stations coming to Best Buy

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:08 am
by Jena
http://www.digitaltrends.com/lifestyle/ ... -best-buy/

I cant believe SF is not included. I live a mile from San Bruno Best Buy. I can not find any in by area :(

Re: EV charging stations to be installed at Best Buy

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:33 am
by garygid
To Clarify "coming to":

Charging Stations will be installed outside some Best Buy stores.

This is NOT an announcement that Best Buy might be selling EVSEs to the public.

For clarity, I suggest changing the "coming to" in the Topic Title to "to be installed at", similar to this Post's Subject.

Re: Electric car charging stations coming to Best Buy

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:44 am
by EVDRIVER
I like how they act as though they are in SF on their press releases, if you are going to do that at least install a charging station in the bay area. How pathetic is it that the bay area which has had a huge EV population for years has not EVSE program like the other regions. Good thing Gavin is on his way out, those few pathetic 120 stations at city hall for the plug in Prius fleet are a poor excuse for taking credit to make SF the EV capital.

Re: Electric car charging stations coming to Best Buy

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:58 am
by Ready2plugin
EVDRIVER wrote:I like how they act as though they are in SF on their press releases, if you are going to do that at least install a charging station in the bay area. How pathetic is it that the bay area which has had a huge EV population for years has not EVSE program like the other regions. Good thing Gavin is on his way out, those few pathetic 120 stations at city hall for the plug in Prius fleet are a poor excuse for taking credit to make SF the EV capital.


My feelings exactly!! They moved their headquarters to San Francisco "to be in the middle of the action"...I guess the joke is on us. :evil:

Re: EV charging stations to be installed at Best Buy

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:25 am
by smkettner
garygid wrote:This is NOT an announcement that Best Buy might be selling EVSEs to the public.

I wish they would. They could even send out the Geek Squad to install ;)

Re: Electric car charging stations coming to Best Buy

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:38 am
by EVDRIVER
Ready2plugin wrote:
EVDRIVER wrote:I like how they act as though they are in SF on their press releases, if you are going to do that at least install a charging station in the bay area. How pathetic is it that the bay area which has had a huge EV population for years has not EVSE program like the other regions. Good thing Gavin is on his way out, those few pathetic 120 stations at city hall for the plug in Prius fleet are a poor excuse for taking credit to make SF the EV capital.


My feelings exactly!! They moved their headquarters to San Francisco "to be in the middle of the action"...I guess the joke is on us. :evil:



I think it is a shell office because SF would not work with AZ companies on the immigration law. Who knows but it regardless the mayor is really bad at negotiating anything green for the city but he acts like he has done it all for SF.

Re: Electric car charging stations coming to Best Buy

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:03 am
by Carlos
EVDRIVER wrote:
Ready2plugin wrote:
EVDRIVER wrote:I like how they act as though they are in SF on their press releases, if you are going to do that at least install a charging station in the bay area. How pathetic is it that the bay area which has had a huge EV population for years has not EVSE program like the other regions. Good thing Gavin is on his way out, those few pathetic 120 stations at city hall for the plug in Prius fleet are a poor excuse for taking credit to make SF the EV capital.


My feelings exactly!! They moved their headquarters to San Francisco "to be in the middle of the action"...I guess the joke is on us. :evil:



I think it is a shell office because SF would not work with AZ companies on the immigration law. Who knows but it regardless the mayor is really bad at negotiating anything green for the city but he acts like he has done it all for SF.


It's unfortunate that politics take a front seat in just about everything.
This is an old Phx. Biz Journal article boasting the benefits of stimulus money and job creation, somewhere but not here in Arizona.
http://phoenix.bizjournals.com/phoenix/ ... ily50.html

SB1070 forced the "shell office" move to a kinder and gentler EV environment, San Francisco. Their are still two offices for ECOtality and ETEC here in Scottsdale and Phoenix.
I work down the street from the Scottsdale ECOtality office and have never seen a car in the lot or anyone at the office. I think it's just a shell of a building holding up the ECOtality sign. I called the Scottsdale office once and was automatically forwarded to a field service tech's cell phone who said I should call the CEO if I have any questions. Google maps street view is the best EV Covert Ops tool these days.

I guess 99.8 Million doesn't buy much of an office building or phone system.

Re: Electric car charging stations coming to Best Buy

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:04 am
by evnow
Wait guys - this is part of EV Project. I suppose the fact that SF is not part of EVP is not news ...

Re: EV charging stations to be installed at Best Buy

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:28 am
by Jena
garygid wrote:To Clarify "coming to":

Charging Stations will be installed outside some Best Buy stores.

This is NOT an announcement that Best Buy might be selling EVSEs to the public.

For clarity, I suggest changing the "coming to" in the Topic Title to "to be installed at", similar to this Post's Subject.


I didnt write the article. If you didnt know about this article, now you know. I think its exciting those best buys will be having charging stations installed at their parking lot. I dont think the common person knows what a EVSE is. I hope SF will be on their second round of installs list.

Re: Electric car charging stations coming to Best Buy

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:32 am
by LEAFfan
Jena wrote:http://www.digitaltrends.com/lifestyle/cars-lifestyle/electric-car-charging-stations-coming-to-best-buy/

I cant believe SF is not included. I live a mile from San Bruno Best Buy. I can not find any in by area :(


Welcome to the Forum Jena! :)