27 Nov '12, 6pm

Let the Sunshine In: The Rise of Solar EV Charging #Brammo @BrammoSays

Pulling up to the solar pumps at the Westport, Connecticut railroad station. It's electric! And solar-powered, too. (Jim Motavalli photo) If there’s such a thing as a plug-in paradise, it’s something like what I encountered at the the train station in Westport, Connecticut on a recent frosty Saturday morning. Not only was the parking lot abuzz with electric cars, including Teslas, Fiskers and Volts , but they were availing themselves of free electricity from a 27-kilowatt solar display mounted on the station’s roof . The Solar Connection Three years in the making, Westport’s solar solution is a model for other American towns and cities to follow. Charging takes four to eight hours at 240 volts, so it makes sense to plug cars in where they’re going to be parked for a while. And it also helps if that location is “intermodal,” meaning connected to another form of travel. Bike...

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