First public charging stations in San Diego
One of the major barriers for acceptance of electric vehicles is the limited number of miles you can drive before recharging the car. San Diego is taking steps to knock down this barrier, or at least make it smaller, by installing public charging stations like the ones now available in Balboa Park. There are now 10 of the Blink charging stations installed in Balboa Park. At least for now they are free to use. All you need is a swipe card from Blink to activate the charger. The Blink chargers at Balboa Park are similar to the Blink charger installed in my garage at home that I use to charge my Nissan LEAF. There are plans to install more public chargers in places where people might go for a couple of hours, and now they can get some extra “juice” while enjoying a park, shopping mall, or wherever they might go.