Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Charge It!

I'm cleaning up my pictures on the computer, and came across this one.
On the way in to the movies...we saw an electric car charging station.

On the way out, we saw a car actually utilizing it. Cool, right?
My first time ever seeing a station in a parking lot.
Do you have them where you live?

76 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've only seen one car at a charging station - you're right, it's rare.

Janine Huldie said...

That is pretty cool and never actually saw one up close and personal myself.

lisa prince said...

looks like youve had a fab time

Krysten Quiles said...

I've never seen one in my area but maybe they have them in the Twin Cities? That's pretty cool!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

We don't have them here yet but I hope we do someday soon.

Masshole Mommy said...

I have never seen a car charging station before, so this is pretty neat. I had no idea there were such things :)

Rose-Marie said...

I've seen one in our area, but I've never seen a car using it!

Christy Maurer said...

I don't think I've ever seen one! Pretty cool.

Pat Hatt said...

Don't even think there is one around here. Be nice though not have to deal with gas every again.

Anonymous said...

Where I worked there was one across the street. I worked there for 3 years before I realized it was there! A guest asked me where it was, I was embarrassed to find out it was right across the street!

Colette S said...

I've never seen one of those. I suppose they'll get more regular soon. But that is so cool!

Is he charging the piggybank too? Is that a piggy bank? :)

Sandee said...

Yes we have these here too. We even have a couple in our marina. Way cool.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Kenya G. Johnson @ KenyaGJohnson.com said...

Neat! If we do, I've have no idea where it is.

mail4rosey said...

It's an Angry Bird pig he'd just one from a claw machine. Best dollar spent ever. ;)

mystickitchen said...

We don't have any of these in our little town.. sure would be nice to see one- pretty cool! Thanks for sharing!

Megan Elford {WelcomeToTheZoo} said...

I actually just saw my first one last week! I had no idea what it was at first. Of course, the one I saw was placed so far from the closest stores and restaurants that I could see it being less well used than it should be.

Lisa Codina said...

I've yet to see a car being charged at one of those stations...such a weird concept to grasp, lol!

Karren Haller said...

I have seen those charging stations in Arizona, but none here in Vegas. Im sure they are here thought. Just seems funny!!!
Happy Wednesday!!

Elephant's Child said...

I have never, ever seen them here. I suppose we have them - somewhere.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Our mall has several in the parking lot. They actually get used quite often here.

spiffykerms said...

There's a ton of car-charging stations around where I live (Silicon Valley). It's really cool!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

That is really cool Rosey! I never saw that before! Yiu son looks so cute!

alissa apel said...

I'm sure we do somewhere, but I've never seen one.

Michael D'Agostino said...

I don't think I've ever seen a fully electric car in my life. I've seen plenty of hybrids though.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

I've seen a few but never anyone charging up

Kelly Hutchinson said...

We are in the market for a new car and I would love to have an electric car. Super energy efficient.

Lisa said...

I wish we had more of these! We want to get an electric car but there are no stations to charge at yet

Belinda said...

How neat! I haven;t seen any where we live. Congrats on the Angry Bird win! My son would have been thrilled!

Chatty Crone said...

I don't think it is a concept that is working out to good - do you?

mail4rosey said...

I don't know a thing about them? I wonder if you can just get in your car an go... like from state to state on a whim. Nice to see you out and about! :)

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I haven't seen any car charging stations around here. I know in Erie they sell the electric cars but I have no idea where they would charge them except at their home.

Chelsea Day said...

Heh I lived in Los Angeles when electric cars first came out so I have seen A LOT of these charging stations.

Michelle Martinka said...

There's a charging spot at our local Khol's AND all the stops on our way down 95 to Philadelphia. So cool to see a car charging!

Joyce Lansky said...

My husband drives a Chevy Volt, and we love having an electric car. Unfortunately, there are not nearly enough charging stations in our town. There is one at a large park that we go to, and we charge the car whenever we are there. I've decided that my next car will probably be a Volt, too. You can't beat the cost of driving it! It's supposed to cost $1 a day in our electric bill, but we've never noticed a difference. Plus, our car note is about $300 a month because they were trying to give these cars away to get more on the road.

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Nina Say said...

That is super cool! I've never seen something done like that before.

Elizabeth O. said...

This is really changing the landscape of automobile industry! It’s cool to have these stations!

Jeanine M said...

That is really cool! I haven't ever seen that before here but it's a brilliant and convenient idea!

Launna said...

I don't drive but I think it is a fabulous idea and I wish it would catch on more. I remember hearing that the car itself doesn't cost nearly what a regular car costs and is good for getting around the city... perfect for me, I might actually get to drive someday ;) xox

Carly said...

We have these everywhere in LA!

Cara W said...

We have them all over the SF bay area too! So cool! Pretty soon we will all have them on every block. :)

Anonymous said...

We don't have it here but I know some places where they do have something like this! Really cool yes =)

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Lauren Richardson said...

I've only seen these at Ikea, so it's cool to see that there are more out there! And what a cute picture of your son!

Kristi Maloney said...

That is pretty cool! I am sure they have them in the Boston area, but nothing around here. I love that the pig from Angry Birds made an appearance in your picture! ;)

Terra Heck said...

Interesting! I've never seen one before.

Crystal Wachoski said...

I have never seen one before.

Liz Mays said...

I looked it up once and there are several here, but I've never seen them. I'm not sure I'd even recognize them!

Everything Mom and Baby said...

I didn't even know these existed.

Rochkirstin Santos said...

What car was that? We don't have charging stations here so far. I hope in the future we would also have those innovations!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if these would really save that much when you can only charge them in specific places. And with the cost of electricity, the extra mileage to drive to the chargers, and the time?

Lynndee said...

Totally cool! I haven't seen one here yet. I think we need to do some looking around and see if there's one somewhere. :)

NPC said...

Wow, this is so cool! I've seen chargers around here, I'd love to have one myself.

Brian Miller said...

ha. i have not seen those around here....but it sure would come in handy
if your batteries ran low....

~ Noelle said...

We have them around here... I see them in use at times, but still find them odd. lol

Ruchira Khanna said...

That smile was precious, and loved that green piggy bank :)
yes, i see these kinda cars everywhere around my town :)

Thanks for the linkup...happy WW

Sara-Jayne Jones said...

I've only ever seen these for golf carts! I would love to see one in action with a real car!

I'm pooped said...

I have actually never seen one of these.I don't know anyone that drives one either.

mail4rosey said...

I didn't check what kind of car it was... we just saw it on our way out from the theater charging. My first time seeing a charging station, or a car on it.

Kendall Rayburn said...

Cars that charge blow my mind. I love spotting those parking spaces!

Chrystal Mahan said...

We don't have any electronic car charging stations where I live. At least, not that I know of or have see. I know they do in a bigger city close by. I've seen them. I have never seen a car hooked up to one, though.

Krystal Butherus said...

I've only seen this once or twice in my area. They are so cool right?!

Yona Williams said...

That is pretty cool. We have one of these stations in our downtown section, and I have NEVER seen anyone use it. Makes me wonder if it even works, but I remember it being in the newspapers because there was some big issue with keeping it there in the past.

Maggie King said...

I have never seen one before! That is too cool!

Dhemz Apdian - Dias said...

one of the coolest inventions ever....we have a few of it at our local grocery store!
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My Thirty Spot said...

I have only seen an electric charger once and it was awesome! I wish to see more. Cute post.

Alyssa Collazo said...

How cool is that! I've never seen an electric charger but I would sure love to.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Yes, there are some downtown here.

Artist, Sonya M. Jones said...

That is pretty cool! I have yet to see one. Would love to though!

Vinitha Dileep said...

Seen the charging stations in Phoenix. Not here though.

Bradley Finnearty said...

I have never seen one of those before. We do not have a lot of the electric cars around here. Not a lot of demand for them.

Eliz Frank said...

I never paid attention to electric car charging stations because we have quite a few in my area. But you are right, they are pretty cool and will become more commonplace as the years go by.

Debi Gerhart said...

I have seen these a few times. One day I would love to have a car that charges.

msvirgogrl said...

I have never seen a station like that yet.

Kate K said...

I've seen these around town but never actually seen anyone using them. Very cool!

Maria said...

so cool!! my friend's sister in law has an electric car! i'm amazed at them!!

Cascia Talbert said...

That is really cool! I don't think I've seen any of those out here by us. Have a great week!

Pehpot Pineda said...

This is my first time to see a charging station too! and a car using it! cool!