Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Charging Stations

Six electric vehicle charging stations
near Goodland, Kansas
August 2015
I love to see "new" things while on trips, and these charging stations for electric cars are definitely something that I haven't seen locally. These six stations were in the parking lot of a Holiday Inn Express just west of Goodland, Kansas.

I was curious and Googled "electric car charging stations" and discovered there is a station in my community (that was a complete surprise) as well as numerous others in Wyoming.

This technology is foreign to me, so I did more research:
    •  how long does it take to charge an electric car?
    •  how many miles can an electric car travel on a charge?
    •  how much does it cost to charge an electric car?

Do you know anyone who owns an electric car and has used a charging station? Have you seen charging stations in your community?


  1. I know a few people that own electric golf carts, but no one with all electric cars. I haven't noticed any charging stations around the area either.

  2. Fascinating! I love learning new things, thanks for sharing.

  3. Interesting post! I wonder about the initial price of the car compared to a regular gas-burning vehicle and the total cost differential over the long run. Cool photo.

  4. We have seen them at CVS near us. Strange. Now I"ll look for them.

  5. I've never seen anything like that before.

  6. In a neighboring town (Winter Park), there are several charging areas.

    If I were a rich woman I think I would be buying one of those Tesla cars. They are gorgeous!

  7. I have not see the charging stations. I follow a blog from Sweden and they just got a Tesla...and a free t Shirt:)

  8. My brother test-drove a Tesla and was really impressed. So,in talking to him, I knew there were charging stations going up all over the country. I didn't know there were so many in WY!


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