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 (% Another case of 'my daughter made me do it' - smart kid %)
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/26/first-gas-station-to-ditch-oil-for-electric-vehicle-charging-now-open.html
First gas station in America to ditch oil for 100% electric vehicle charging
opens in Maryland
2019-09-26  Jacob Douglas

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H/O first gas station in US to convert from oil to EV charging
The first ever gas station to be converted to electric charging for electric
vehicles opens in Takoma Park, Maryland on Thursday, September 26, 2019  /
Electric Vehicle Institute
]

Key Points

  - The first gas station in the U.S. that has been completely transitioned
from a petroleum station to exclusively charging EVs opened Thursday in
Takoma Park, Maryland.
  - RS Automotives, the local gas station, has been around since 1958, made
the switch.
  - Depeswar Doley, owner of the station was unhappy with the way oil and
gasoline companies structure contracts and decided to go to 100% EV
charging.
  - There are more than 20,700 registered electric vehicles in Maryland, and
the area also has an electric taxi service in need of more charging
infrastructure.

The first gas station in the U.S. that has been completely transitioned from
a petroleum station to exclusively charging EVs opened Thursday in Takoma
Park, Maryland.

RS Automotives, the local gas station, has been around since 1958.


Depeswar Doley, owner of the station since 1997, said he was already unhappy
with the way oil and gasoline companies structure contracts — such as
limiting the use of multiple suppliers, including clauses that extend
contracts when a certain volume of sales is not met and limiting maintenance
support. These business factors already were pushing him to consider other
options.

A nudge from his daughter was the final step in convincing Doley to make the
switch to EV charging.

“My daughter, who is 17, she is the one who convinced me after I told her
that I was going to talk to the (Electric Vehicle Institute) guys,” Doley
said.

A public works manager for the city of Takoma Park, Maryland, first
suggested to Doley a conversation with Electric Vehicle Institute [EVI
www.ev-institute.com ].

When he told his daughter about the idea, “she said, ‘Dad, that’s a real
good suggestion.’”

"
It’s not something that I expect to become rich overnight or something like
that, but it’s a good cause (and) good for the environment.
 Depeswar Doley
owner of the first gas station to exclusively offer EV charging
"

Doley said he’s not too worried about how the switch will change his
business income.

“You notice there are not too many electric vehicles on the road,” he said.
“So it’s not something that I expect to become rich overnight or something
like that, but it’s a good cause (and) good for the environment.”

There are more than 20,700 registered EVs in Maryland, and the area also has
an electric taxi service in need of more chargers for their business.

The gas station conversion was jointly funded by the Electric Vehicle
Institute and the Maryland Energy Administration, which provided a grant of
$786,000.

Matthew Wade, EVI CEO, said the area has had issues with the supply of
charging stations not meeting the demand of EVs. Takoma Park had just two
chargers, one in a community center parking lot and the other at a street
location.

“They were fully utilized throughout the day; people were lining up,” Wade
said. “The city was happy they were being used, but then they said, ‘Wait,
no one can get in this parking lot, because these taxis are using these
chargers.’”

Wade says the gas station layout, which is designed for flow traffic, will
help alleviate that problem.

The station will feature four dispensers that connect to a high-powered,
200kW system. The system will allow four vehicles to charge simultaneously
and reach 80% battery charge in 20 to 30 minutes. Drivers can go inside and
sit in an automated convenience store with screens that allow drivers to
track their vehicle’s charging progress.

“Maryland is proud to be a national leader when it comes to clean and
renewable energy, climate change and the promotion of electric
infrastructure and vehicles,” said Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan in a release.
“This fully converted gas-to-electric charging station is a prime example of
our administration’s commitment to the environment and transportation.”

There are various approaches to EV charging infrastructure being rolled out
across the U.S.

Elon Musk’s Tesla has over 1,600 charging stations for its car owners across
the country, and a total of near-15,000 chargers. Tesla had in the past
offered EV charging for free to new car owners, but now charges for the
service. It also offers the Powerwall system that allows car owners to
generate and store electricity, and charge their Tesla, at home.

Some of the big automakers have developed their own EV charging business
models. Volkswagen funded Electrify America as part of its investments in
renewables made after its diesel emissions scandal.

There are also venture capital-based EV charging start-ups, such as
ChargePoint, which says it plans to create as many as 2.5 million chargers
by 2025. Other major private players in the EV charging space include EVgo,
which says it has the largest public EV charging infrastructure — 1,200 EV
fast chargers at 700 EV charging stations in cities across the U.S. — and
FLO, which offers both commercial and home-based EV charging systems.

EVI sees the station as a net positive for the community.

“Everyone gets behind it; it’s really neat,” Wade said. “It’s one of the few
spaces out there that is not so divisive, and it gets people really
excited.”
[© cnbc.com]
...
http://rsautomotive.com/
R S Automotive Inc - Auto repair shop   (301) 270-4418
7224 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
http://rsautomotive.com/#contact
...
https://www.google.com/search?q=RS+Automotive+Takoma+Park%2C+Maryland
 search on  RS  Automotive  Takoma  Park,  Maryland
https://www.google.com/search?q=Depeswar+Doley
...
https://www.plugshare.com/location/208270
R&S Automotive
CHAdeMO, CCS/SAE, J-1772
7224 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
L2: $1.25/session + $0.08/min
Parking: Free
Dining, Shopping, EV Parking, Restrooms, WiFi
Open 24/7

History in the making!  This (First of its kind in the USA) "Gas-to-Electric
Refueling Station" contains four 200kW High-Power CCS/CHAdeMO chargers, and
two 36A Level 2 (J1775) chargers.  

There is an "EV Driver's Lounge" to relax while charging, and the service
shop repairs EVs as well as ICE cars.  Downtown Takoma is just a short
stroll away for additional shopping and dining options while your car
charges.

The charging stations are supplied by the Electric Vehicle Institute (EV-I)
(Baltimore, Md.), and they are partially funded by a grant from the Maryland
Energy Administration ...
-

% Above L2 pricing may not be correct, might be for L3 DC use.
 Else, another public L2 EVSE is nearby (below):
%

https://www.plugshare.com/location/87840
BY Morrison Park
J-1772  Greenlots  7 kW
7301 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912, USA
Energy costs $0.18 per kwh
Parking: Pay
Park, EV Parking, Restrooms, Dining, Shopping
Open 24/7  - 24 hours per day

There are four J1772 plugs, one for each parking space. Small parking lot in
"BY Morrison Park" on the east side of Carroll Avenue at the Takoma
Junction. Map marker location is precise. Each of the stations is free to
charge, but parking meters charge M - Sa (Sunday free). Meters use coins
only.

Checkins ... Sep 22, 2019  Wayne L  Nissan LEAF 2019
Confirmed chargers are back in and running. I saw some plugging in as I
drove by ...
-


+
https://www.unilad.co.uk/life/greta-thunberg-says-arnold-schwarzenegger-offered-to-lend-her-his-electric-car/
Greta Thunberg Says Arnold Schwarzenegger Offered To Lend Her His Electric
Car
26 Sep 2019 ... Greta continues to inspire an entire generation of young
people, doing everything in her power to change the way the world works for
the better, while simultaneously holding world leaders to account – and we
love to see it ... You go, Greta.
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx98yz0geWW/




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Don't worry, you won't become rich, maybe broke, but not rich.
They don't mention how much it will cost to charge.



It’s not something that I expect to become rich overnight or something like
that, but it’s a good cause (and) good for the environment.
  Depeswar Doley
owner of the first gas station to exclusively offer EV charging
"


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https://wbhm.org/npr_story_post/2019/gas-station-converts-to-electric-charging-station-and-speeds-ahead-of-curve/
Gas Station Converts To Electric Charging Station And Speeds Ahead Of Curve
10-26-2019  Hannah Hagemann

[image  / Mhari Shaw NPR
https://wbhm.org/media/2019/10/2019-10-24-electricstation-mshaw-8_custom-994b83e3cb81fafc574c3ea09ca007ea456eed3b.jpg
RS Automotive station's electric chargers look similar to their
predecessors, creating confusion for some customers
]

Updated at 8:06 p.m. ET
The electric car industry is expanding, and at least one business owner is
capitalizing on that growth. RS Automotive — the first U.S. gas station
fully converted to an electric vehicle-charging station — opened a month ago
in Takoma Park, Md.

A brand new blue and white sign reads EV charging, replacing where the
dollar and cents gas price listings stood. From afar, the station’s electric
chargers don’t look too different from their predecessors. Some drivers
still think they can still fill up their gas tanks here.

“A lot of them pull up and get upset,” says owner Depeswar Doley.

The honks, screeches and vrooms of morning traffic are going strong during a
recent visit to the station, but Doley says business has been slow. Over the
past week, there have been about eight to 12 charging sessions per day,
according to Matthew Wade, CEO of the Electric Vehicle Institute.

Still, interest is growing.

Every week, Doley fields calls from gas station owners who are considering
replacing their pumps with chargers. Others are EV enthusiasts wanting to
visit the station, some hailing from as far as Maine.

There are about 40 types of electric cars people can buy right now, Dan
Bowermaster, with the Electric Power Research Institute says, but within
four years, there will be closer to 120 on the market.

“Not only is that a much bigger number than what’s on the road today,” says
Bowermaster, “but a third of those will be crossovers and SUVs, and that’s
what we Americans are buying.”

Doley is willing to wait. He has owned the independent station and repair
shop since 1997. After 20 years of bad contracts, changeable oil prices and
convenience store break-ins, Doley says he decided to shut off the gas
pumps. He took out a personal loan out to remove the station’s underground
storage tanks. The plan was to just keep the repair shop open.

Then, Doley got a call from the city: Would he want to transform the station
into a fully outfitted charging center? The offer came with a $786,000 grant
to pay for the conversion — a combination of state funding and money from
the Baltimore-based Electric Vehicle Institute.

His 17-year-old daughter, Teresa, pushed him to take the leap. She hopes the
station eases drivers charging anxieties.

“I think it’s kind of encouraging people to get EVs, a lot of people don’t
want to get electric vehicles, because they’re worried that they’re not
going to be able to charge them,” the teenager says. “And I think that if
you make it more available, then people are more likely to want to try it.”

As more and more affordable EVs roll out in the next few years, there will
be more demand for public charging centers, Bowermaster says.

“There’s definitely a very real need to to have these DC fast-charging
centers,” says Bowermaster, “whether it’s for [low-income], for lower-income
customers, or for fleets or for those who live in a townhouse, where they
just simply don’t have a garage with 120-volt or 240-volt outlets.”

Most electric cars on the roads today store up to 50 kilowatt-hours of
power, explains Wade of the Electric Vehicle Institute. But EVs coming out
of companies such as GM and Volkswagen in the next few years will accept up
to 200 kWh, so Doley’s station is “future-proof,” Wade says.

Montgomery County in Maryland has one of the highest rates of EVs on the
road, and in January, state utilities got approval to install a network of
more than 5,000 charging stations over the next five years.

For Doley, that might mean more and more charging profits down the line. But
for now, it seems electric taxis and police cars are the most frequent
customers.

Doley also revamped the station’s former convenience store and turned it
into a charging lounge, with black leather easy chairs and Wi-Fi. He says he
doesn’t want to sell food in the lounge. That’s in part to encourage drivers
to wander around the neighborhood while their car charges, which takes
around 15 to 30 minutes.

Ramon Dawes who runs Roland’s Unisex Barbershop next door to RS Automotive
hasn’t noticed a difference in his customer base yet.

“But it’s a learning curve,” Dawes says. “Got to do something. Save the
planet, one step at a time.”

Doley gets 66% of the revenue from charging sessions, while EVI, gets 33%.
The current charging price is a base of $2.50 plus $0.20 per minute. Doley
pays to keep the power flowing, and EVI pays to keep the chargers
maintained.

A month after the business opened, Doley remains optimistic.

“If I can spread that one word around, that one little drop, if I can
contribute for the betterment of the environment and Earth in general, and
for us, humanity, that’s more than enough,” Doley says. “That’s a better
reward than the money.”
[© wbhm.org]


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Gas pumps are disappearing in Norway as electric cars are taking over
Oct. 11th 2019 ... a gas station in the US that removed its gas pumps to
make space for electric car-charging stations ... a more common phenomenon
in Norway ... gas stations ... are disappearing and others are slowly
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