‘No charge for a charge’ Seaside's electric car chargers lead the way

seaside car chargers

The Adams family (Chad, Chastity, Reese and Maggie) from Point Washington were the first to use the electric car charger at Seaside.

Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 04:56 PM.

Always the leader in innovative ideas, the town of Seaside is leading the way into the future again — this time by giving its nod of approval to electric cars.

Billed as a walkable town since its beginning, town founder Robert Davis has always advocated parking your car and walking, for health, well-being, community interaction, and the good of the planet.

As founder of Hands Across the Sand and advocate against offshore oil drilling, Seaside business owner Dave Rauschkolb is on the same page.

Now two years into being one of the area's first owners of an electric car and a vocal advocate for them, Rauschkolb approached Davis in May 2011 with a proposal of installing electric car charging stations in front of Bud & Alley's, which Rauschkolb owns. 

Davis enthusiastically lent his support to the idea, said Rauschkolb.

He was so supportive that he agreed to split the cost of installation with Rauschkolb.

"Seaside has stood as such an innovative leader in ideas all over the world, why not in this arena too?" said Rauschkolb. "I felt Seaside should be the first place in the area to have a plug installed."

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