Adelaide - ChargePoint Fuel Cell Recharge Station

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Adelaide - ChargePoint Fuel Cell Recharge Station

Post by CometBoy » Sat, 30 Apr 2011, 03:25

Adelaide EV drivers may like to check this out......

City of Adelaide - ChargePoint Fuel Cell Recharge Station

I believe Eric might be adding more about this service as well?

Local drivers interested in using this currently free service should contact Peter Nattrass at the Adelaide City Council (p.nattrass@adelaidecitycouncil.com) or PM "evric" on this forum. Eric has all the ChargePoint contact details.....

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Adelaide - ChargePoint Fuel Cell Recharge Station

Post by coulomb » Sat, 30 Apr 2011, 03:52

Huh? They use a fuel cell to charge electric vehicles and make some hot water? That seems silly to me.

So they start with "mains gas" and use this in a fuel cell to produce electricity and heat. Surely this process produces CO2? Yet they are listing CO2 savings. Why not just use electricity directly, and buy from a green electric source? That eliminates all CO2 generation (apart from embedded energy and am occasional maintenance truck run).

I guess their point is that gas to electric via a fuel cell releases a little less CO2 than coal fired power stations. Perhaps it's more efficient as well, especially when you can use the waste heat.
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Adelaide - ChargePoint Fuel Cell Recharge Station

Post by CometBoy » Sat, 30 Apr 2011, 04:04

Maybe start by reading this?

BlueGen Technology FAQ

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Adelaide - ChargePoint Fuel Cell Recharge Station

Post by evric » Mon, 23 May 2011, 14:36

More stuff on this...

Adelaide Central Market

One must enter at the Grote street side.
Exit from either Grote St or Gouger St.
The parking bays are before the ticket machine and boom gate so after parking/charging completed one simply packs up and drive to the ticket machine (the only way out) and then the boom gate, drives though to an exit and there the officer will probably say "You've only just arrived, that's OK". Evidently they allow a quarter of an hour before they start charging for parking.
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