Lone Pine Film History Museum getting Tesla Supercharging Station

– Information from press release
A Tesla‘s “Commissoning” team will be on location, at the new Tesla Supercharging Station located at The Lone Pine Film History Museum, Tuesday, Jan. 27, from approximately 9:00AM to 12:00 Noon to run tests and open the Charging facility to Tesla drivers along Highway 395.
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Additional stations are under construction at Inyokern and Mojave. Future stations are in negotiations so Tesla owners can travel the full length of 395.A Tesla Model S will be at the location for testing purposes through the morning and for the public to see after noon.


Lone Pine and Highway 395 Welcome Tesla Supercharger Station January 27, 2015 Lone Pine will open one of Highway 395’s first Tesla Supercharger stations which is located at the Lone Pine Film History Museum just South of Lone Pine, CA.

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Tesla drivers on Highway 395 can now recharge for free while visiting one of America’s finest museums dedicated exclusively to the heritage of Western ”Cowboy” film making and then enjoy the tastes of Lone Pine’s many eateries.

Tesla’s business model includes building a network of fast charging stations — faster than any other electric vehicle manufacturer — along the major interstates around the country to enable Tesla owners to travel from city to city. Tesla offers the charging services for free, making the Superchargers a gathering place for members of the Tesla owner’s community.

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Landing a Tesla Supercharging station in Lone Pine is just one of the many advantages of being located along Highway 395. While charging your car – you can visit the Lone Pine Film History Museum and the city of Lone Pine. Located at the base to the Eastern Sierra’s highest point in the continental USA, Mt. Whitney – and the Alabama Hills, whose unique geological formations brought Hollywood studios to the area to shoot “Cowboy” films, are not to be missed.

Filming started in 1919 with a full-length feature film, The Roundup starring Fatty Arbuckle. The city is also an access location for Death Valley, The Ancient Bristlecone Forest, Eureka Sand Dunes and many other interesting American heritage areas along Highway 395. For more information on the new Tesla Supercharging Station and Lone Pine Film History Museum please see http://lonepinefilmhistorymuseum.org/Tesla or for Lone Pine – The Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce Website.



17 Responses to Lone Pine Film History Museum getting Tesla Supercharging Station

  1. Eastside Bum January 28, 2015 at 8:34 pm #

    Mammoth Lakes, California: Home of the highest number of Toyota Tacomas per square mile than anyplace in CA! But I digress, it’s hopeful that, in the future, Tesla may develop a more modest electric vehicle for the masses, one that brings in a 20-30k price point.

    • Dee Younger January 29, 2015 at 11:00 am #

      Tesla is in the process of building the largest Lithium Ion battery facility in the world. It just happens to be in Reno, Nevada. They already have plans to build a car in the 35K price range. They have freed up all of their patents for other companies to use. My original point was about Bishop turning them down. If In and Out Burger wanted to come here and start a franchise the City would stop them because they would compete with McDonalds. We have no one here looking forward. We need to stop living in the past.

      • Windy January 30, 2015 at 6:24 pm #

        You don’t need to look forward (or think), just gotta trust in God, I guess. Way to go, Bishop City Council!

      • Pedro January 31, 2015 at 3:57 pm #

        In N Out doesn’t franchise. They own all their properties outright

  2. Trouble January 28, 2015 at 7:21 pm #

    I agree Ken, but Bishop will now probably have to pay for a charge station in the near future. I have seen Edison employees driving a couple electric vehicles in Bishop. I heard DWP can’t figure out a way yet to steal any more land for a power station.

    • Ken Warner January 28, 2015 at 11:34 pm #

      Electric cars sound like a really great idea. But the reality is just not practical. Too expensive and limited range.

      Buy the time the car makers get electric power trains figured out, fuel cell power trains for cars will be the well developed. The same gas stations could have a hydrogen pump just like they have diesel fuel pumps. Faster and cheaper and reuse the same infrastructure.

      Both fuel cells and electric cars are kind of far off in the future. In the mean time, the good old internal combustion engine gets better every year.

      • Charles O. Jones January 29, 2015 at 11:19 am #

        While electric vehicles may not be practical for longer trips yet, they are becoming much more prevalent in the urban/suburban areas down south.

        Not everyone needs a car that is capable of driving all the way to the Eastern Sierra, (thank God!). Calling them “brain dead” is like looking a gift horse in the mouth.

        That aside, while petroleum products are relatively inexpensive and readily available, they are finite. There is a sunset clause on the combustion engine. We should embrace new technologies – if not for us, then for those who follow us.

  3. DESCO January 27, 2015 at 6:11 pm #

    A Tesla will not make it to Mammoth from L.A. without a re-charge. Under perfect conditions, maybe Bishop. No delays, going slow. Independence is within range.

    • Ken Warner January 28, 2015 at 11:42 am #

      …and Tesla S costs more than $70,000 and they can’t even get to Mammoth.

      Trouble: you are right — they are the perfect yuppie car. The car for the brain dead.

  4. enoughalready January 27, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

    A Tesla charging station and a good farmers market are 2 things Bishop just won’t get. Why not? Because they just don’t get it.

  5. Ken Warner January 27, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

    Does Bishop see a lot of Teslas? I’ve never seen one up here in Mammoth.

    • Dee Younger January 27, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

      Ken, I see them all the time. Once again the future passes us by. Think I’ll go out and buy some oil lamps to light my house tonight.

    • Sean January 27, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

      I have seen three in Mammoth in the last 6 months. There is supposed to be an all-wheel-drive version coming out soon so I would expect to see more SoCal Skiers driving them up. You see them all over the place in SoCal. Especially Orange County area.

    • Trouble January 27, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

      Ken, Mammoth has the prefect yuppie crowd for Tesla. It’s hard to get here with no place to charge them.

    • Charles O. Jones January 27, 2015 at 8:28 pm #

      Maybe because they can’t make it this far without a recharge…

  6. Dee Younger January 26, 2015 at 10:58 pm #

    Trouble, We finally have something to agree on. Bishop was rated by Tesla owners as the number one rated place to put a charging station in California. Total screw up.

  7. Trouble January 26, 2015 at 2:21 pm #

    I think Bishop really dropped the ball on getting the charge station. To mule headed I guess!


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