Hi fellow Tesla owners!
I met on Saturday with Kent Rathwell, the founder of Sun Country who has single handedly put chargers on every single Canadian highway in the past year. 90 amp J1772 chargers. A bunch of you were also there.
To celebrate and promote this free charging network, he's put together the "e-mazing Race," an EV-only trek across Canada using Sun Country chargers (which are free) that starts in Seattle in early September.
This man is very impressive, and he's financed this entire network himself (largely using the sale of Tesla stock), because he believes strongly that the infrastructure needs to be in place for mass adoption of electric vehicles.
He now wants to expand to the US and Europe, covering every highway with charging sites. To start, he wants to make Washington State the first state with all its highways electric vehicle accessible. And he wants to do this by the start of the e-mazing Race September 3rd!
He's done all the legwork. All that's needed is $40,000 to purchase 20 more Clipper Creek chargers. Once the funds are there, his company will coordinate install and get it done quickly.
There are 3 ways we can help:
1. Purchase a Clipper Creek unit for use on a highway (i.e. "sponsor a highway"). These units cost $2k and the installation is covered by the site. You get a 30% tax deduction on the unit (Federal).
2. Donate money to Plug-in North Central Washington (a 503 charitable organization), the donation of which is tax deductible.
3. Purchase the unit (taking 30% tax deduction) and donate to Plug-in North Central Washington (taking donation credit on your taxes).
I was hoping I'd get some interest from you to either share the cost of a unit or to purchase one (or the equivalent of one) to help make our state more easily travel-able in our electric cars (they are $2k each).
I'll put my money where my mouth is and commit to purchasing (or donating the equivalent) one of these units.
Anyone interested? Tax-deductible!
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