Electric Vehicle Refueling coming to Bishop Arts By Jason Roberts | July 11, 2011 | 8 Nissan Leaf Electric Vehicle Posted in Advocacy, Good News Stories 8 Comments George on July 12, 2011 at 10:30 am That is good news! I am a firm supporter of electric vehicles, but they will not succeed without well placed charging stations. This will further secure the position of Bishop Arts as the spiritual hub of the best of Dallas. Corey Rawdon on July 12, 2011 at 11:03 am Will the spot be clearly marked for EV parking only and enforced? These spots are popping up in many places but without enforcement they just become a normal parking spot. Otherwise, this is good news for our new Nissan LEAF! jim lake on July 12, 2011 at 7:28 pm Foundation poured today and charging units to be installed Wednesday. The first month of operation no charge for charging. For EV owners and those considering an EV now you have a spot to charge in NOC. Enforcement and marking designation are in the works! Granny on July 16, 2011 at 2:52 pm Jason, just curious. How are these refueling stations being supplied with power? Are they being powered mostly by coal-fired plants? Or are they being supplied with power from wind or solar sources? Jason Roberts on July 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm Hi Granny, The power itself is pulled from the grid. All electric companies (coal burning, wind generating, nuclear) push their energy into that same grid, so the power is distributed through multiple sources. Hope that helps! Jason Noah Jeppson on July 18, 2011 at 11:27 am Looking forward to it, although when we visited Bishop Arts with our Nissan Leaf on Thursday AND Sunday the spaces were taken by a large SUV and other non-EV. One space is right up front and convenient, but the second space is unfortunately too narrow to park in. How will parking in these spaces be enforced? Who do we contact when a non-EV is hogging the space and we need to charge? Granny on July 20, 2011 at 1:30 pm Jason, perhaps I wasn’t clear. Maybe another Geezer Moment. I sincerely hope that the power that comes through the grid for this refueling (charging) station is from a source that is 100% wind-generated. I know that Reliant has such a plan, and it’s possible that other power companies that operate through the Texas grid offer power from wind or solar, or a combination. We in Oak Cliff are in a unique position to lead the way in insisting on alternative energy SOURCES. Yes, even for cars. Thanks for listening. Greg Brown on July 22, 2011 at 6:23 pm For Granny, FYI, at this time, the power coming out of the grid is a mix of clean & dirty sourced power. Everyone who switches to using renewable power from their provider means the grid mix is just that much cleaner. Switch today if you can! Thanks, Greg Brown Green Mountain Energy Co.