Q: Your readers may like to listen to that there’s a perfect choice for charging an electrical automobile when devoted EV chargers aren’t to be had. It’s RV parking spaces.
On a up to date go back and forth to Quincy, a small the city within the Sierra about an hour north of Truckee, I deliberate to recharge at my Airbnb, having referred to as forward. After I arrived, I used to be thrilled to seek out that the RV parking on the native fairgrounds had 220V retailers at each parking spot. Those retailers had been at all times on. Absolute best of all, they supported a couple of 3-pin and 4-pin plugs. I plugged in and charged up, as I do at house.
Whilst those aren’t the fast-charging stations that you want for a fast prevent, they’re nice as a backup choice.
Joe Longo, Saratoga
Q: There are electrical automobiles with 5-minute refueling – automobiles that retailer their electrical energy within the type of hydrogen, fairly than within the type of chemical batteries. Fashions are to be had from Toyota, Honda and Hyundai. There are hydrogen fueling stations everywhere California.
A: You’ll be expecting extra hydrogen stations to be to be had down the street. Fuel stations can be smart so as to add them to their stock.
Q: It can be a little bit too quickly, however I wish to toss out kudos for paintings executed up on Skyline Side road which I consider was once instigated through the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, a company I improve. Round six months in the past or so, I realized numerous new indicators that stated, “Cyclists might use the entire lane.” As neatly, there have been numerous turns with hash marks operating perpendicular from the fog and heart strains into the lane, which I suppose is to warn automobiles of an upcoming hazardous space.
Each the indicators and the markings are a lot preferred through cyclists, as they warn us of puts the place we want to transfer nearer to the middle line, and so they, expectantly, warn motorists that those aren’t appropriate spaces for passing.
Steve Rempel, Los Altos
A: Bicyclists want extra coverage, and that is one simple approach to do this.
Q: There’s a homeless encampment on a hillside on Stevens Creek Side road in a space that, if it had been a house, would value $6.5 million bucks to shop for. I contacted Caltrans about it. They stated that the encampment were relocated. I went through nowadays and it’s nonetheless there, rising worse day by day. Rubbish is strewn everywhere the hillside! Caltrans isn’t doing their task! See what you’ll do!
Jerry Karp, Santa Clara
A: This website online is at the lengthy listing of homeless encampments to get wiped clean up and got rid of.
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