By Tom Dowling, 8/05
Lat: 39.32732 (N 39°19.639') (N 39°19'38.3") (WGS 84 datum) Lon:-120.21478 (W120°12.887') (W120°12'53.2")(V: Determined by GPS site visit.)
All OK 8/21/05
Located directly behind the Truckee-Donner Public Utility building (11570 Donner Pass Road), the park features ball fields, new restrooms, a playground, a picnic area and an open grassy area for play.
This installation was funded by a Clean Air Grant from the Placer County Air Pollution Control District, with major assistance and supplemental funding from the Truckee Donner Public Utility District. The site is courtesy of the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District, with the cooperation of the Truckee-Donner Historical Society. This is one of several projects funded by the Clean Air Grant, and coordinated and co-funded by the Electric Auto Association (EAA) , backed by a generous contribution from a local EAA member.
From I-80E, exit right at Donner Pass Road exit, about 49 miles East of Colfax; then bear RIGHT (South) onto Coldstream Rd, then immediately turn LEFT (East) onto Donner Pass Rd. and proceed across the top of I-80 and continue on Donner Pass Rd. about 0.8 mi.; then turn LEFT onto Donner Trail Rd. Donner Trail Rd. curves to the left, then the parking lot will be on your right.
From I-80W, exit RIGHT at Exit 185 (CA-89 / Squaw Valley / Tahoe City) then take ramp RIGHT onto SR-89. In 0.2 miles, turn LEFT (West) onto Donner Pass Rd. In 0.3 miles, turn RIGHT (North) onto Donner Trail Rd. Donner Trail Rd. curves to the left, then the parking lot will be on your right.
(Note the address is 10115 Donner Trail Road, but it is very near to 11570 Donner Pass Road -- subtle difference.)
Go to Google Local for driving directions to/and from any location, and to find points of interest.
How to find the charging station location once you have found the site:
The charging stations are at the left end of the parking lot, near the softball backstop, in front of the Truckee-Donner Historical Society building.
Nearby charging locations:
Colfax is about 51 miles away. Tahoe City is about 15 miles away.
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Things to do:
Located directly behind the Truckee-Donner Public Utility Building building (11570 Donner Pass Road), the park features ball fields, new restrooms, a playground, a picnic area and an open grassy area for play.
There are many eateries and shopping opportunities (including a Factory Outlet Store) along Donner Pass Road, near the charging stations. In addition, the Truckee Trolley runs regularly to downtown Truckee and other destinations. You can even connect with transportation to North Shore.
See Lake Tahoe Transit Web site for more information on transit schedules and fares. Note that there is a Truckee Trolley and also a Tahoe Trolley. The Tahoe Trolley connects to North Shore and other locations.
More Truckee Trolley information.
Truckee Trolley stops along Donner Pass Road, and goes to all the major spots....
I There's also dial-a-ride in Truckee, only $3. (530)550-1212
See the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District Web site for more information about Meadow Park and other local recreation and park facilities.
Left (East) on Donner Pass Road:
Ed Huesits reports:
The Wild Cherries Coffee House in Truckee is within a five-minute leisurely walk and turned out to be a great spot to hang out. They have a grill as well and serve breakfast and lunch until 1600 when the grill closes. Wild Cherries is open from 0600 - 1800 every day. Address: 11429 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, 96161 - (530) 582-5602
There is a Starbucks at the Gateway at Donner Pass shopping center, a ten-minute walk, at 11260 Donner Pass Road Suite C-6. There is also a Safeway and a Rite-Aid in the same shopping center.
In the other direction, West (right) on Donner Pass Rd.:
The Factory Stores at 12047 Donner Pass Rd.
and Tahoe Berry Eatery & Marketplace 12036 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, 96161 - - -(530) 582-4535.
Scott Terrell, 530-582-3931
Tom Dowling, Ed Huestis
Equipment model and serial number info:
(Actually, the TAL is not a TAL, but a TIC -- Toyota Industries Corporation, not Toyoda Automotive Loom Works.)
TIC SN S0410002, cable SN 00167
ICS 200B EV00607 TR 11-00-020
77 kWh 8/21/05
1 kWh 8/18/05
ICS 0.3 kWh 8/19/05
By Tom Dowling, 8/05
By Ed Huestis, 8/05
By Ed Huestis, 8/05
Generated on Sunday, 1/30/2011, at 10:47:51 PM PT from evcnall.fp7.
7/12/2007: Added "I Was There" report.
12/28/2006: Added "I Was There" report.
9/15/2006: Added "I Was There" report.
9/15/06: Changed from NEW LOC to OK.
9/9/05: Minor editing changes.
9/4/2005: Added "I Was There" report.
9/2/05: New site added.
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