Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Leaf in the Wild

I was driving by the Rabobank in Atascadero and decided to check on the charging station there.  I was glad to see a Nissan Leaf hooked up and charging!  I left one of my project cards and wrote "Congrats on the Leaf!" on the back.

The station has a sign explaining that it was installed as a joint venture by Solar City, California Air Resources Board, Rabobank and Tesla.  The goal was to build a series of charging stations between San Francisco and Los Angles.

Here's a closeup of the sign and the Tesla-branded charger.  I believe the charger has been retrofitted from the 2009 model to the recently-introduced J1772 connector.