World’s largest EV charging station powered by diesel generators

As Gov. Lujan Grisham’s plans to have her appointed Environmental Improvement Board issue regulation that would force vastly increased numbers of electric vehicles on New Mexicans, it is worth remembering that EV’s also rely on traditional fossil fuels.

Curiously, as this and other news stories reported recently, the world’s largest EV charging station (Harris Ranch which is based in California and sports 98 bays) is fueled by diesel generators.

According to one of numerous articles about the Harris Ranch facility, “Superchargers charge vehicles up to the 80% sweet spot in as little as 20 minutes, but to provide that kind of power for nearly 100 bays takes something solar can’t provide — diesel generators.”

You can submit comments on the EIB’s proposed mandates directly to the EIB through:

The ABQ Journal had an excellent opinion piece by former Rio Grande Sun editor Robert Trapp (no conservative) decrying the Gov.’s proposed mandates on his community.

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5 Replies to “World’s largest EV charging station powered by diesel generators”

  1. So that’s not good and it’s the way profit-seeking capitalists avoid the spirit of a project in order to make money. The problem is here the RGF isn’t it reporting this to provide a solution but to try to show that electric vehicles should be discarded and we should
    go back to fossil fuels 100%. They’re not the family member cheering you at an amateur sporting event. They’re the ones yelling “you suck” from the sidelines.

    1. Lol, You suck! Actually EV’s just aren’t very good. They’re not that green and they aren’t as good. If they were they wouldn’t need to be rammed down our throats!

      1. Profit seeking capitalists? You mean the folks who put millions to work?
        You gotta power the power with something, and wind/solar, even with huge investments in nonexistent batteries, won’t cut it. Period.
        It’s a fools game, run by crazies.

  2. Errorsofenchantment’s piece on the world’s largest EV charging station powered by diesel generators is an interesting paradox. While it highlights the growth of EV infrastructure, the reliance on diesel generators for power raises sustainability concerns.

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