Full house at the Pasadena EV charging hub! It was mid day peak solar so the old generators in the background were off. There’s an electric light rail that passes the area too so it has to be well served with power infrastructure.

Full house at the Pasadena EV charging hub! It was mid day peak solar so the old generators in the background were off. There’s an electric light rail that passes the area too so it has to be well served with power infrastructure.

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Full house at the Pasadena EV charging hub! It was mid day peak solar so the old generators in the background were off. There’s an electric light rail that passes the area too so it has to be well served with power infrastructure.



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9 thoughts on “Full house at the Pasadena EV charging hub! It was mid day peak solar so the old generators in the background were off. There’s an electric light rail that passes the area too so it has to be well served with power infrastructure.

  1. Love that charger, but good lord the entrance is a pain in the ass. It’s *on* Arroyo Parkway, but you can’t enter *from* Arroyo, so you have to do this complicated u-turn shenanigan that’s just BLEH.

    It’s a hell of a lot better than the other SC in Pasadena that’s in a paid parking lot, though. It would have been fine, since you could go to the attached mall and get validated while grabbing a cofeee or ice cream while you charge. But iirc the SC opened in… March 2020. So that whole advantage just went right out the window.

  2. We stopped there briefly on the way back from Sacramento, only one of the CalTrans chargers at the top of the grapevine was working and someone else came by when we were at about 50% but not sure if we could make it back to Riverside. Could not get the bigger units to work but ~10 minutes on one of the smaller 50kw ones was more than enough.

    The only problem was how long it took to get back to the freeway when we were done.

  3. I was there yesterday to charge my new EV! It was awesome seeing everyone just hanging out while charging.

    It would be awesome to have more of these around the Pasadena/Alhambra area, with solar panels to help with charging too!

    One step at a time, I suppose! 🙂

  4. BEVs are the current breeding ground for some of the best modern car design. BEV drive trains just have better packaging and proportions to make a sleek beautiful car with specific structural choices. You are not limited by the combination of Engine Position + Driven wheels. You have way more space in the passenger cell. This now allows design to only follow a few basic rules like Aerodynamic Efficiency and Weight. But the rest is now Design Freedom. Though the design is not from ArtCentre, my favorite soo far is Audi eTron A6 Avant wagon.

  5. I wonder how many of those car-like EV’s had one passenger. When are we going to have more small, single person EV’s that don’t require massive batteries and do not require long charging times? The problem we have is not EV vs. ICE vehicle. It is large, heavy vehicles vs. small, solo vehicles. These large EV’s are not going to do a damn thing to slow down climate change. What is needed are much smaller EV’s like the Aptera, the Nimbus, or the like. At least, Electro Meccanica have their solo EV out there, so good for them. That vehicle is not available where I live yet, but I’d buy one if it was available. The vast majority of car trips are less than 12 miles and solo. It does not make sense to use a 4-passenger vehicle that weighs over 2 tons to move a single person. I wonder how many people came to this even via mass transit. That makes far more sense for the environment than driving a 2-ton EV.

    John explains the math very well in this video. Obviously, you’re not going to travel very far on an e-scooter, but the point remains valid for small, solo EV’s vs. a 2 ton “normal” EV. Thinking that you’re saving the planet by driving your Tesla to an event like this is naive. You’re not.

    [https://youtu.be/Ifr1_IdE-1Y](https://youtu.be/Ifr1_IdE-1Y)

    [https://youtu.be/iPXnMU7rtyY](https://youtu.be/iPXnMU7rtyY)

    [https://youtu.be/XOyhUO2Va9w](https://youtu.be/XOyhUO2Va9w)

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