Re: Preparing for electric cars on site and Zip Cars
From: Carol Agate (carolagateme.com)
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 05:06:08 -0800 (PST)
Cambridge Cohousing in Cambridge, MA, has Zip cars on its premises.

Carol Agate
Cornerstone Cohousing
Cambridge, MA



> On Feb 15, 2015, at 7:53 AM, Liz Ryan Cole <lizryancole [at] me.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> I wonder if, as people are talking about electric cars, whether any cohousing 
> communities are sites where Zip cars are parked.  If you are, do you find 
> that people from the larger community (not just your cohousing community) 
> uses them?  If this should be a separate thread please reply with just Zip 
> Cars in the subject line.
> 
> thanks  liz
> 
> Liz Ryan Cole
> lizryancole [at] me.com
> Pinnacle Cohousing at Loch Lyme Lodge
> Lyme, NH
> Home 802.785.4124
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> 
> On Feb 14, 2015, at 1:28 PM, mburkel [at] juno.com wrote:
> 
> 
> Winslow Cohousing is beginning to recognize that electric cars are here and 
> have started working on a plan.  I see a 2010 cohousing-L posting that asked 
> many of our questions but received NO responses.  In case more communities 
> have looked at the issues since then, I'm restarting that thread.  Our shared 
> electric car died several years ago and hasn't been replaced but 2 members 
> now have electric cars on site and more are expected. From 2010:"I wonder 
> what Cohousing communities are doing to prepare for electric vehicles, owhich 
> are likely to become more common as the plug-in hybrids (Nissan Leaf and 
> Chevy Volt) become available. On this list there are a few references to 
> individual with electric cars, but not much in detail or in the last couple 
> of years.
> Questions: Where will such cars be parked?How many spaces are you planning 
> for?Who will pay for the infrastructure (outlets, etc)?How will the 
> electricity used by paid for (metered or flat fee paid by the owner, or paid 
> by the community)?Are there objections in the community to supporting 
> electric cars (Examples: "Internal combustion vehicles are more 
> eco-friendly." Or, "Electric cars will be acceptable only after we put in the 
> infrastructure to capture/generate renewable energy ourselves.")? Marci 
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