29 January, 2015
Saanich, BC, Canada
I was at Uptown, by coincidence a couple of days ago. I noted two Leafs parked in the charging bays, and a medly of people taking pictures of the charging station. I mosied over and learned that it was Uptown Management, Saanich Sustainability, BC Hydro, which paid for the infrastructure (and I understand it is not cheap), some techs from the installation company and a couple of Leaf owners milling around, trying to figure out what the problem is. It seems that it might be some computer glitches.
After, I was returning to my vehicle when one of the participants (all others had left) approached me and asked about my interest. Turns out that he is the Manager of the Uptown complex. He was very informative, hoping for a successful installation (they hope any day now, but even yesterday, no go) and I give my Kudos.
Just an extra tidbit. The Manager told me that the entire Uptown complex is serviced by just one power meter! (yes there are individual meters for individual businesses, etc.) but as an Electric Car owner, can you imagine the power flow?