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(Jalopnik)   Word was out some men from Tesla were looking for a branch / Well, deep in Fresno County there was a hotel and cattle ranch / And there in an asphalt lot on the edge of a ravine / All of the fanboys were waiting on charge machines   (jalopnik.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, California, world's largest Supercharger station, largest market, San Diego Chargers, Orange County, California, home of Harris Ranch, Tesla plans, state's largest beef producer  
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2021-04-15 12:32:01 AM  
Very Sinaloan of you, Cowboy.
 
2021-04-15 1:08:37 AM  
Let's get this horseshiat out of the way:

Where do you think that electricity comes from? Have fun in your coal powered car.

I don't want to stop for any more than 4 minutes on a road trip. Nobody is allowed to eat outside of the car. Or pee outside of the car.

What happens when they throw the batteries away. They need to be replaced every 2 years or 12,000 miles, you know.

Elon is an asshole so therefore blah blah blah Trumpy poopy talk.

There. I'll get the lights. We covered everything. And don't question this legitimate criticism or else you're a fanboy. Elon isn't going to suck your wee wee.
 
2021-04-15 1:27:59 AM  
Not too bad an idea. I presume they have a restaurant of some sort, give them some more business during the day, make it a friendly destination for overnight guests. Of course, they'd need the power, probably a new line.
 
2021-04-15 1:45:09 AM  

wildcardjack: Not too bad an idea. I presume they have a restaurant of some sort, give them some more business during the day, make it a friendly destination for overnight guests. Of course, they'd need the power, probably a new line.


They have a couple restaurants and a country store.  Both Tesla and Electrify America have stations on the fringe of the parking lot.

I'm guessing that Tesla is going to build a facility across the street from the inn that will look something like the big facility they have down the road in Kettleman City.
 
2021-04-15 2:22:34 AM  
Hey, I know Fresno!  I've eaten Harris Ranch beef!  This makes me famous!
 
2021-04-15 2:47:06 AM  

JamesSirBensonMum: Hey, I know Fresno!  I've eaten Harris Ranch beef!  This makes me famous!


Fun fact: The methane emissions from the Harris Ranch feedlot can be detected from space (as well as mile after mile of I-5).

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2021-04-15 3:58:34 AM  
Used to eat at Harris Ranch when I drove through, pretty good steak, but I  stopped doing that when they put up signs about conspiracy theories why Sacramento politicians were stealing their water during a drought and with pie charts saying hey agriculture really doesn't use much water.  Central valley water conspiracies are eye-rolling stupid and actually made not hungry for that steak I was going to eat.   Anyway they have had a few chargers there for a long time, though some amount of giant truck parking in charger spots taking up two spots seems to occur.
 
2021-04-15 4:34:24 AM  

JamesSirBensonMum: Hey, I know Fresno!  I've eaten Harris Ranch beef!  This makes me famous!


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2021-04-15 6:44:29 AM  

common sense is an oxymoron: JamesSirBensonMum: Hey, I know Fresno!  I've eaten Harris Ranch beef!  This makes me famous!

Fun fact: The methane emissions from the Harris Ranch feedlot can be detected from space (as well as mile after mile of I-5).

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(As well as mile after mile of the5)
/plebe
 
2021-04-15 7:03:01 AM  
"It's the home of Harris Ranch, the state's largest beef producer, which is a supplier for the In-N-Out Burger chain and with some irony, likely a major methane producer as well."

If you've driven I-5 you know there's no "likely" about it.
 
2021-04-15 7:54:42 AM  
"Its location on Interstate 5 between LA and San Francisco...."
"With its location between the two largest cities in the state...
"

San Francisco isn't among the two largest cities in the state, it's not even 3rd. That's good journalisming
 
2021-04-15 8:32:27 AM  
I'm confused: is there a reason these chargers aren't at gas stations? People already stop there, they are conveniently located near interstate exits, they have food, comforts, etc. Why the fark wouldn't you just pay casey's or circle K to have a charger next to their pumps?

Duh.
 
2021-04-15 9:03:31 AM  
Coalinga is a shiathole.
 
2021-04-15 9:06:56 AM  
The restaurant is actually pretty good and the inn is decent. There is also a small airstrip that turns the place into a popular 100 dollar burger run kind of place. There actually isn't much else down that section of I-5 so it makes total sense.
 
2021-04-15 9:11:31 AM  

Bathtub Cynic: I'm confused: is there a reason these chargers aren't at gas stations? People already stop there, they are conveniently located near interstate exits, they have food, comforts, etc. Why the fark wouldn't you just pay casey's or circle K to have a charger next to their pumps?

Duh.


I'm surprised that fast casual joints aren't snapping them up.
 
2021-04-15 9:54:05 AM  

Bathtub Cynic: I'm confused: is there a reason these chargers aren't at gas stations? People already stop there, they are conveniently located near interstate exits, they have food, comforts, etc. Why the fark wouldn't you just pay casey's or circle K to have a charger next to their pumps?

Duh.


Doesn't fit the business model. Most gas stations don't have enough to keep you occupied and spending for 20 minutes or more. Plus they often have limited parking during busy times, and need customers to GTFO after five minutes to free the spot up for the next customer.
 
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2021-04-15 10:23:50 AM  

Bathtub Cynic: I'm confused: is there a reason these chargers aren't at gas stations? People already stop there, they are conveniently located near interstate exits, they have food, comforts, etc. Why the fark wouldn't you just pay casey's or circle K to have a charger next to their pumps?

Duh.


Would require that the gas stations want chargers there, and that people want to spend 20 to 30 minutes hanging out at a gas station.
 
2021-04-15 11:26:21 AM  

Bathtub Cynic: I'm confused: is there a reason these chargers aren't at gas stations? People already stop there, they are conveniently located near interstate exits, they have food, comforts, etc. Why the fark wouldn't you just pay casey's or circle K to have a charger next to their pumps?

Duh.


30 min to 45 min to charge.
 
2021-04-15 11:57:44 AM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: common sense is an oxymoron: JamesSirBensonMum: Hey, I know Fresno!  I've eaten Harris Ranch beef!  This makes me famous!

Fun fact: The methane emissions from the Harris Ranch feedlot can be detected from space (as well as mile after mile of I-5).

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(As well as mile after mile of the5)
/plebe


I left SoCal >20 years ago and the the has long since worn off.
 
2021-04-15 12:13:20 PM  

limboslam: "Its location on Interstate 5 between LA and San Francisco...."
"With its location between the two largest cities in the state..."

San Francisco isn't among the two largest cities in the state, it's not even 3rd. That's good journalisming


Should have said "between the two largest metro areas" or some such.
 
2021-04-15 12:30:40 PM  
Anyone who has ever traveled I-5 will know Coalinga being the spot where you smell cow manure for 20 miles in every direction.   It's almost as bad as I-10 east of Las Cruces.

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