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Charging Station Site Number 95687_6

Status as of 1/30/2011: In service.

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Vacaville Bella Vista Road Park and Ride Lot

Bella Vista Road at I-80
Vacaville, California 95687

Site ID:  95687_6      Thomas Bros. Maps Page and Grid™:   999-z9

Charging facilities at this site:
  3 - Small paddle
  1 - Avcon
  2 - Tesla Connector
     Tesla Connector Ampacity:  32A
  3 - Other
     Other types:   5-20 GFI 120V (2)
Tepco DC Quick Charger (1)
Nominal supply voltage for this site:  240V

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Lat:  38.34962 (N 38°20.977') (N 38°20'58.6")   (WGS 84 datum)
Lon:-121.98687 (W121°59.212') (W121°59'12.7")
(V: Determined by GPS site visit.)

Elevation: 145 feet.

Tesla stations added 5/09.
New, in operation, 2/05.

Caution -- rollaway hazard. Be sure to remove cable from car before preparing to leave.

201-space park and ride lot.
regular spaces - 125
compact spaces - 62
Handicap spaces - 8
EV Parking Only -6
Short walk to Vacaville Regional Transportation Center for bus connections to BART (Pleasant Hill), U.C. Davis, Farifield/Suisun.
45 kw photovoltaic system
Bike lockers for four bikes
Bike rack for seven bikes
Motorcycle spaces <6> Total cost of project $1.7 million

There are signs near the entrances referring to 810 Davis St...... Tom Dowling 2/11/05
I saw that sign as well. That must be the commercial office space that actually borders Davis Street. The Bella Vista Road Park and Ride Lot itself does not even touch Davis Street.
I was actually involved in the process to determine what the official address was for the Bella Vista Road Park and Ride Lot. There used to be three houses on that site and they kept the address that was for one of the homes (782 Davis Court) as the official address for the site. It is also noted inside the electrical panel as the address that PG&E now uses for the site.
When you see the sign coming from that direction going towards the freeway it is really the only way to get to the back side of that commercial office space so it must be providing a reference for those folks looking for 810 Davis Street.
Ed Huestis
We are tentatively scheduling a dedication of that site for Thursday, March 24th, from 1100 - 1200. We will have refreshments.
The photovoltaic system was installed by Prevalent Power out of Novato. Here is the link to their website:
It appears that they have changed their name to EI Solutions.
The system is a 45 kW photovoltaic system. It is expected to generate enough clean renewable energy to meet all of the anticipated electrical demands from the four small-paddle inductive chargers, two conductive chargers with 110V GFCI circuits, lighting at the park and ride lot, and the irrigation controls for the landscaping at the site.
The photovoltaic system array will also provide shaded parking for all six specially marked "Electric Vehicle Charging Only" parking spaces during the afternoon.
We would encourage electric vehicle owners to use the Bella Vista Road Park and Ride Lot over the Vacaville Regional Transportation Center (VRTC) site [Davis & Hickory - 95688_1 Ed.] when it is feasible, since we are likely to be a net producer of clean renewable energy on an annual cycle basis, and PG&E will not provide the City of Vacaville with a credit so that we could apply the difference to other City of Vacaville accounts. The City of Vacaville does pay for the use of the electric vehicle public charging stations at the VRTC location.
Ed Huestis
Coming soon per Ed Huestis 11/8/03 -- 12/31/03?

Driving directions:
EB on I-80, exit at Davis St. Chargers are immediately on your left just after you exit.
WB on I-80, exit at Davis St. Proceed down Hickory St., turn right on Davis St., and continue under the freeway. Chargers are on your right, just past the first stoplight after you cross under the freeway.
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Things to do:
Outback Steak House, Brenden Theaters, Starbucks, Quizno’s, Chevron Snack Store and restrooms, McDonalds, Mary’s Pizza Shack, Quizno's...

Contact information:
Ed Huestis

4  Raters:
Ed Huestis, 2/05

Adopt-a-Charger sponsor info:
Ed Huestis, 2/05

Equipment model and serial number info:
(L to R)
A: S0401014 cable P00146
B: ICS-200B EV00607 TR 11-00-051
C: S0401025 cable P00169
D: S0401016 cable P00143
E: ICS-200B EV00600 TR 11-00-074
F: S0401023 cable P00161

Meter readings::
B: 0.0 kWh 2/6/05
E: 0.1 kWh 2/6/05

by Tom Dowling, 2/05

by Tom Dowling, 2/05

by Tom Dowling, 2/05

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Revision History:
4.21.10: Added Tepco DC Quick Charger 5/09 Added Tesla stations.
7/12/2007: Added "I Was There" report.
12/28/2006: Added "I Was There" report.
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9/15/06: Changed from NEW LOC to OK.
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