Flooded Tesla charging station in a floodplain that flooded in 2003..

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B d Clark
December 22, 2019 2:13 pm

That’s shocking!

kim
Reply to  B d Clark
December 22, 2019 3:21 pm

Heh, beat me to it.
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shrnfr
Reply to  kim
December 22, 2019 3:49 pm

I thought you were going to lead the re-volt. Your comment leaves me a bit flat.

Mr_Mayhem
Reply to  shrnfr
December 23, 2019 8:10 am

He could not re-sist.

John Galt
Reply to  Mr_Mayhem
December 24, 2019 2:33 am

Get Woke, go Broke

Occurred in “Wokingham” UK of all places.

Perfect.

beng135
Reply to  Mr_Mayhem
December 24, 2019 8:38 am

This has got me charged-up. Maybe I need to get grounded. Sorry to be so short.

Reply to  shrnfr
December 24, 2019 10:50 am

Better to be grounded

Bryan A
Reply to  B d Clark
December 22, 2019 3:22 pm

Not a great place to go and soak up a few spare lee trans?

Bryan A
Reply to  Bryan A
December 22, 2019 9:53 pm

lee trans???
Electrons

B d Clark
Reply to  Bryan A
December 23, 2019 12:43 am

Sorry didn’t make the connection.

joe
Reply to  B d Clark
December 23, 2019 6:55 am

spare lec trons ?

Bryan A
Reply to  B d Clark
December 23, 2019 10:21 am

Autocorrect and hot post too fast to proof

Greg61
Reply to  Bryan A
December 23, 2019 6:22 am

lee trans = transitioned protons?

SuffolkBoy
December 22, 2019 2:21 pm

This is locally a well-known local flood zone, which is why there are no houses, but rather car parks. Indeed, the whole of that stretch of the Thames valley routinely floods each decade. I’m not sure what point Andrew Revkin thinks he is making here. https://www.google.com/maps/search/moat+house+reading/@51.4275697,-0.8985959,16z

B d Clark
Reply to  SuffolkBoy
December 22, 2019 4:20 pm

I think he should be charged.

WXcycles
Reply to  B d Clark
December 22, 2019 10:09 pm

You’re just amping up the shock rhetoric.

Andy in Epsom
Reply to  B d Clark
December 23, 2019 5:33 am

or dishonorobly discharged?

B d Clark
Reply to  Andy in Epsom
December 23, 2019 5:36 am

What about surcharge after all he didn’t pull the plug.

Kevin
Reply to  B d Clark
December 23, 2019 8:29 am

It really hertz to see things like this.

B d Clark
Reply to  Kevin
December 23, 2019 8:48 am

Yep I think he should be shunted

fish
Reply to  B d Clark
December 23, 2019 9:37 am

Ohm my god, please stop with these silly puns.

B d Clark
Reply to  fish
December 23, 2019 4:21 pm

Why ?have you posted the same response to every one else on this thread punning?

David A
Reply to  B d Clark
December 23, 2019 11:48 pm

Fish says “Ohm my god, please stop with these silly puns.”

When I saw the post I was wondering- Watts up with that”.

B d Clark
Reply to  David A
December 24, 2019 4:28 am

I missed the ohm in fishes response, I apologise to fish ,

Ron Long
Reply to  SuffolkBoy
December 22, 2019 4:58 pm

I think he is making the point that fools in a hurry do foolish things.

yarpos
Reply to  SuffolkBoy
December 22, 2019 6:21 pm

Not sur? Really? The stupity of the charger site comes to mind

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  yarpos
December 22, 2019 10:32 pm

Revkin is an alarmist, he wouldn’t be insulting Musk or anything he touches, that’s for sure.

Maybe he was lamenting the frequency of the CO2-induced flooding.

John Endicott
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
December 23, 2019 5:21 am

Even alarmists occasionally have to roll their eyes at the stupidity of those who otherwise are on their side.

John E Ford
Reply to  SuffolkBoy
December 23, 2019 2:30 pm

The better question is what point is Anthony making by hosting the story? He is anti Tesla because of his cognitive bias. Could just as easily shown a flooded gas station.

Chris
December 22, 2019 2:27 pm

Looks like it needs a new Ohm!

Jim Watson
Reply to  Chris
December 22, 2019 4:01 pm

A new Ohm for the Resistance?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Jim Watson
December 22, 2019 4:25 pm

One man, one volt, is not adequate! More power to the resistance.

SMC
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
December 22, 2019 4:51 pm

Things will heat up for sure!

B d Clark
Reply to  SMC
December 22, 2019 4:53 pm

With greater frequency.

Rod Evans
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
December 22, 2019 11:08 pm

+100, have you thought about volting by post? It can have positive effects on the negative side of those in charge…

Bryan A
Reply to  Rod Evans
December 23, 2019 10:22 am

I-on it

J-West
Reply to  Chris
December 23, 2019 7:25 am

A lot of static on this string.

Bryan A
Reply to  J-West
December 23, 2019 10:23 am

That’s one Theory anyway

December 22, 2019 2:29 pm

Why would they put anything electric it a riverbed ???

It’s the natural flood plain for the River Loddon, floods around there most years

& there’s a clue in the name ‘Moat house’ !

B d Clark
Reply to  saveenergy
December 22, 2019 2:33 pm

Because it’s full of carbon neutral electric eels.

Eben
Reply to  saveenergy
December 22, 2019 3:13 pm

because AllGore told them electric cars will stop flooding

Moderately Cross of East Anglia
Reply to  saveenergy
December 23, 2019 1:31 am

Just like there might have been a clue in the name Fishlake before idiots built houses there and more idiots from the BBC went into hysteria when the area flooded and claimed it was climate change what done it. Duh!

John Endicott
Reply to  saveenergy
December 23, 2019 5:23 am

Perhaps they though flooding was a thing of the past ever since President Obama slowed the oceans rising and healed the planet.

commieBob
December 22, 2019 2:41 pm

A flooded gas station, with water getting into the tanks, and fuel escaping to the environment, would actually be a problem.

As things stand, I can’t think of any other use that I would rather see temporarily flooded. For whatever reason, it makes me think of a derelict amusement park, maybe an abandoned Soviet amusement park. link How about an abandoned wind farm. link

Carbon Bigfoot
Reply to  commieBob
December 23, 2019 5:06 am

commie:
Here in Pennsylvania buried tank specs were upgraded some years ago to the extent of using double-wall tanks constructed of fiberglass to minimize the prior steel tank corrosion. Leakage sensors, fluid/gas with Alarm Systems mandated.
Zoning and site assessments were also revised to avoid the problem you suggest and NO installation in Flood Plains is allowed. Drainage designs were also upgraded.

Randy Wester
Reply to  commieBob
December 24, 2019 6:00 am

Made me think of downtown Calgary.

Except they couldn’t get their act together enough to put in a charging station, so it was just a flooded hockey arena with the name of a (now bankrupt) oil company on it.

Sara
December 22, 2019 2:57 pm

Priceless! That’s a Christmas gift I had not hoped to see.

Thank you!!!

Ubique
December 22, 2019 2:57 pm

Recharging available for electric boats and ships.

Rex Tasha
December 22, 2019 3:07 pm

An electric moat, great idea.

ATheoK
December 22, 2019 3:08 pm

“This says so much… Flooded Tesla charging station in a floodplain that flooded in 2003”

It sure doesn’t say ‘smart’!
So, let us guess:
a) The land was cheap and available.
b) No one protested.
c) Neither Tesla nor their contractors bothered checking flood histories. Or they assumed endless droughts.
d) Permitting officials were fed stories about the power of virtue signals.

Lee L
Reply to  ATheoK
December 22, 2019 3:49 pm

ATheoK..….

It may not SAY ‘smart’ but it very likely WILL smart if you ‘virtue signal’ here!

kim
December 22, 2019 3:19 pm

Shocking.
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Steve Reddish
December 22, 2019 3:35 pm

Isn’t a location that floods frequently the appropriate place to put a non-essential service?

SR

Mike McMillan
Reply to  Steve Reddish
December 22, 2019 4:06 pm

A better use would be to plant a paddy of G.M. Golden Rice.

SMC
Reply to  Mike McMillan
December 22, 2019 4:54 pm

CAGW hasn’t raised the temperature enough to make Golden Rice viable in that location, yet. Maybe after 2100, or 2300 or…

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  SMC
December 22, 2019 10:34 pm

2600, if Krushkova’s solar theory is correct.

Phillip Bratby
Reply to  Steve Reddish
December 22, 2019 10:37 pm

In certain types of floodplain only essential infrastructure is given planning permission. An EV charging station is obviously essential (to save the planet).

Michael Jankowski
December 22, 2019 3:56 pm

Must be due to extreme weather and sea level rise.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Michael Jankowski
December 22, 2019 4:14 pm

And the inevitable depredations of Brexit causing the Thames to back up I suppose.

J Mac
December 22, 2019 4:00 pm

Perfect…… Just Perfect!

Lee L
December 22, 2019 4:05 pm

It’s a perfectly reasonable picture of an insurance farm.. part of the new Green Economy.
Claims that it might be otherwise are groundless.

Besides, many people have made down payment on the new Tesla Moatal 3 ( for which the farm was designed).

B d Clark
December 22, 2019 4:05 pm

They wont be parking many volts wagons there

Rich Davis
December 22, 2019 4:05 pm

What exactly is it supposed to say? All it says to me is incompetent fools put a charging station in a known flood-prone area.

Tesla’s investment is under water?

I give up. I guess I don’t understand the mind of an alarmist after all.

B d clark
Reply to  Rich Davis
December 22, 2019 4:08 pm

Its supposed to say “CURRENTly unavailable “

PmhinSC
Reply to  Rich Davis
December 22, 2019 5:45 pm

“What exactly is it supposed to say? “

IMHO the climate debate is at a stalemate, and there has been and is nothing new that either side can point too. I view posts like this as necessary to keep people engaged. So, yea, it does serve a purpose.

Rich Davis
Reply to  PmhinSC
December 23, 2019 3:02 pm

engaged in what way? Revkin posted that it “says so much”, but he fails to say anything and sure, I’m slow, but I seriously cannot imagine what he thinks it says. Unless it’s really as brain-dead as “non-ideal situation ergo proof of catastrophic anthropogenic climate change”? How is this relevant to anything? Minor flooding in an area that routinely floods, means exactly…nothing.

SocietalNorm
Reply to  Rich Davis
December 26, 2019 7:19 am

“What exactly is it supposed to say? All it says to me is incompetent fools put a charging station in a known flood-prone area.” — Rich Davis

That’s all it needs to say.

Randy Wester
Reply to  SocietalNorm
December 26, 2019 9:58 am

…flooded in 2003… we found marine fossils in our back yard, yet we put in an EV charger. Been OK so far.

Probably they decided occasional shallow flooding was not a big problem. A quick Google search showed that the Wokingham site was powered up and available to use, something about isolated DC supplies. And probably awesome battery cooling.

ColMosby
December 22, 2019 4:11 pm

Ahhhh…. so THAT’s why that land was so cheap.

jtom
December 22, 2019 4:22 pm

Last holiday it was lines of Teslas waiting to be recharged. Now this. Tesla seems to have a battery of problems.

Simon
December 22, 2019 4:23 pm

Meanwhile Tesla’s share price is at an all time high….

David Guy-Johnson
Reply to  Simon
December 22, 2019 4:35 pm

You sound as if you are a man who would by my South Sea shares or if not I have some tulip futures that may interest you.

John M
Reply to  Simon
December 22, 2019 4:38 pm

Does that make the field not flooded?

Rich Davis
Reply to  Simon
December 22, 2019 5:13 pm

Ah maybe Simon can ‘splain us what a flooded charging station says “so much” to an alarmist. Give me one last guess. Is it that it rains in England and that never used to happen?

CD in Wisconsin
Reply to  Simon
December 22, 2019 6:58 pm

@Simon:

What you say about the Tesla stock price may be true — for the time being. However, Enron’s stock price (remember them?) hit a high of around $90/share back in 2000. We all know how that ended, don’t we.

https://tinyurl.com/uu7vfzj

If and when Tesla goes under someday, it may not be for the same reason as Enron. But bad endings are still bad endings no matter how and why they happen. There are probably plenty of investors out there who probably get burned more often than they care to admit to with bad investment decisions.

https://tinyurl.com/uu7vfzj

John Endicott
Reply to  Simon
December 23, 2019 5:38 am

And the Bitcoin is selling well above it’s 10-year average (and the Brooklyn Bridge can be had at a bargain), Simon. Just because there are fools willing to buy doesn’t mean the fundamentals of the company are in good shape. Musk is running out of accounting tricks and it’s only a matter of time before he runs out of OPM as well.
Tesla Net income:
2014: -294.04M
2015: -888.66M
2016:-674.91M
2017: -1.96B
2018: -976.09M
2019 (first 3 quarters so far:) -967.47M

Unless Tesla makes nearly a billion in net profit in the final quarter (and given their track record, I wouldn’t bet on them doing so), this year will be yet another annual loss for the company. That’s not the sign of a healthy company.

John Endicott
Reply to  John Endicott
December 23, 2019 6:08 am

And, by the way, the red ink didn’t start in 2014, least you accuse me of cherry picking the data. Tesla has never post an annual profit that wasn’t a negative number in the entirety of it’s existence, as even CEO Elon Musk has publicly admitted “Tesla has never made an annual profit in the almost 15 years since we have existed”

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
December 23, 2019 8:45 am

A rising tide lifts all boats.

Dave Huff
Reply to  MarkW
December 24, 2019 10:15 am

But sinks a Tesla…

Stanny 1
December 22, 2019 4:34 pm

Great place for Invader Housing.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Stanny 1
December 23, 2019 4:31 am

yeah supply zodiacs and a puptent

John F. Hultquist
December 22, 2019 5:28 pm

If I had an electric car, I would want a potential re-charge station to be available
during an emergency. Perhaps there are others on higher ground nearby?

Other sorts of service facilities are taken out of use from time to time,
so while this does provide a bit of hilarity the temporary shutdown is not a big deal.

However, as the water goes away there will be a mess. What does one do with
fine sediment containing unknown chemicals?
Hope someone does a follow up on this. Please.

Stevek
December 22, 2019 6:01 pm

Tesla must be coming out with new electric powered boats.

UNGN
December 22, 2019 6:28 pm

It was about time for Elon to hold a press conference and announce a new Electric boat to take everyone’s minds off of the lack of profits in all of the other ventures.

Look! Squirrel!

Lee L
December 22, 2019 6:36 pm

I think it might be a case of

‘It’s an EMERGENCY people!!! We HAVE to start SOMEwhere!!’.

Лазо
December 22, 2019 8:58 pm

Tesla sells and powers canoes now? How forward thinking can Elon get!?!

gringojay
December 22, 2019 10:23 pm

(1882) “… keepin’ up wid de ole sayin’ – we’ve had … hell and high water … and a mighty heap of high water I tell yer.” An Iowa (USA) weekly gazette printed that, which by the early 1900s became the popular slogan “come hell or high water.” Tesla now has the high water angle covered; which leaves to be seen whether they fulfill the axioms “and”, instead of the “or”, part about hell.

Chaswarnertoo
December 22, 2019 10:39 pm

Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting a different result….

Richard
December 23, 2019 12:14 am

So it was really there for a short time.

Clarky of Oz
December 23, 2019 12:58 am

This puts a whole new meaning to hydro-electricity.

David
December 23, 2019 1:49 am

‘Moat House……’

Hmmmm…..

Ben Vorlich
December 23, 2019 1:55 am

There’s been some pretty severe weather in various parts of Europe so far this winter, wind and continued rain. Nothing exceptional apart from in MSM headlines. What’s different this year is the number of renewable power generation sites.

Are there any reports of damage, flooded solar that sort of thing? I haven’t seen any but it must have happened.

Serge Wright
December 23, 2019 2:36 am

Perhaps they should build a wheatstone bridge to measure the resistance of the currents 😉

Reply to  Serge Wright
December 23, 2019 5:49 am

That’s the best yet !!!

I was always taught that… ‘Electric currents are grown in magnetic fields’

Anyway it’s not water, the electrolyte leaked from the Tesla battery.

Flight Level
December 23, 2019 3:28 am

Fishing from the truckbed while recharging, tesla trucks gone pure redneck style 😉

Tom Abbott
December 23, 2019 4:56 am

I heard presidential candidate Bernie Sanders say the other day that he would build 500,000 new electric car charging stations if he is elected.

I guess Bernie doesn’t think electric cars are a viable enough industry to build their own charging stations. He may be correct.

Andy in Epsom
December 23, 2019 5:31 am

MY brother-in-law has a large mitsubishi SUV which is a hybrid. Admittedly there has been a lot of rain in the UKbut all he did was drive through a very large puddle and now the vehicle is stuck in tortoise mode. He cannot switch it to purely petrol/gasoline and now has to take it back to the manufacturers.
Not a great advert for them

observa
Reply to  Andy in Epsom
December 23, 2019 6:26 am

Mitsubishi should only sell them to Liverpuddlians then.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Andy in Epsom
December 23, 2019 6:18 pm

If you had done the same thing in a Land Rover the engine would have cut out if you hadn’t replaced all the Lucas electrics with something that actually works. I know from experience.

observa
December 23, 2019 6:03 am

Warning!
Always ensure your charging port is clean and dry before inserting plug to avoid the risk of electric shock while charging.

Tom in Florida
December 23, 2019 6:49 am

Old real estate saying:
“Location, location, location”

Simon
December 23, 2019 9:02 am

Ohhh… up another 3% today. Owch!!!!

B d Clark
Reply to  Simon
December 23, 2019 9:13 am

Share pushing in the mining industry is famous for promoting holes in the ground with nothing in them ,one has to look behind and see who’s doing the pushing and based on watt.

John Endicott
Reply to  Simon
December 23, 2019 10:42 am

net profit for 2019 (first 3 quarters so far:) -967.47M. now that’s an Owch!!!!

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  John Endicott
December 23, 2019 11:04 am

Simon has his fingers in his eyes, he can’t see or hear you.

Simon
Reply to  John Endicott
December 24, 2019 9:52 am

Third quarter 143 million net income. End of year looking strong too. Maybe he has turned things around. The Tesla 3 is certainly a wonderful car, so who knows?

B d Clark
Reply to  Simon
December 24, 2019 9:57 am

Tesla 3 has a base model price of 42000 notes and the fast full charge is 31.5 hrs. good luck with that.

Simon
Reply to  B d Clark
December 24, 2019 10:42 am

Oh dear 0-80% charge on a fast charger in 25 minutes. Range is 322 miles. Unless you are doing long distances a lot it is not an issue. Cheap to run too. Full charge about $4 at a charging station. And they are sooo much fun to drive, that’s without enjoying the tech inside. And they are only going to get better and cheaper. Hey but you stay with your IC engine, but wear gloves to protect the skin on your knuckles.

B d Clark
Reply to  Simon
December 24, 2019 10:48 am

In case you hadent noticed that’s UK prices, Tesla recommend a 0.6amp/hr charge because it’s kinda to the batteries, there not affordable for normal people,but that’s the point right,only the wealthy can afford one and replace the batts , I wont be buying one I dont know any one who will.

Simon
Reply to  B d Clark
December 24, 2019 11:01 am

Well each to his own. Mine is about 12 months away.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  B d Clark
December 24, 2019 5:53 pm

Simon
Your comparison with gasoline prices fails to take into account that most of the fuel cost is taxes, ostensibly for building and maintaining roads. If the same tax structure for automotive fuel was imposed on electric vehicles, one would be paying substantially more than $4 for a charge! That is nothing to crow about.

Do you really expect a 322-mile range in the Winter?

John Endicott
Reply to  Simon
December 24, 2019 11:07 am

net profit for 2019 (first 3 quarters so far:) -967.47M already takes into account that 3rd quarter number. It’s going to be another year of losses ( do you honestly think Tesla is going to pull nearly a billion in profit out of the hat in the 4th quarter? if so, I have this bridge in Brooklyn you might be interested in purchasing, that is if you haven’t already given the Nigerian princes all your spare cash). And that isn’t the only quarter Tesla posted a quarterly profit (it’s happened twice before that I can recall). Musk accounting gimmicks occasionally give him a good quarter, but the yearly profits remain the same story – red ink as far as the eye can see.

Simon
Reply to  John Endicott
December 24, 2019 3:22 pm

“It’s going to be another year of losses ( do you honestly think Tesla is going to pull nearly a billion in profit out of the hat in the 4th quarter?”
Not this year but I think it will be not too far away, because the product so f##king good. Seriously have you read the reviews. Best thing to hit the auto scene in decades.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5bCqrcNyTM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErE-UnQO-DE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbulCM90w8w
Some say since the Model T.

Mark Luhman
Reply to  Simon
December 24, 2019 8:32 pm

The car is not capable of operation much below 0 C what telling is Tesla has no charging stations in North Dakota or Norther Minnesota where 0 C is not reached often for a month and a half. That were I spent most of my adult life, now I am in Arizona where Tesla batteries don’t last long in four months of 40 C temps. Get back to me when you solve the battery problem, I expect I will be dead by then because the human race has been working on that problem for over a century! I don’t see the solution anytime soon, I hope I am not right but I will not put any money on the problem.

observa
Reply to  Simon
December 23, 2019 5:38 pm

Progressive legal system decides you’re made of the politically correct stuff and thereby immune from defamation calling an honest man a peddo and that’s the Ethical Funds sector signal to pile on again. We’ve learned to contextualise these things too comrade but we know who the real groomers of children are.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Simon
December 23, 2019 6:15 pm

Could be because of all those people who put a deposit on a Tesla truck…that hasn’t been built yet! Pure speculation!

Simon
Reply to  Patrick MJD
December 23, 2019 9:09 pm

The world of finance is built on people who speculate. It’s what makes it go round. Some win some lose. Lets see how Elon is going in a year or two.

John Endicott
Reply to  Simon
December 24, 2019 5:14 am

Based on the history of the company, Tesla will still be posting annual losses, same as the past 15 years. The only real question is how long can Musk keep doing that before the company goes bust.

Alasdair Fairbairn
December 23, 2019 10:26 am

I thought these things were supposed to stop flooding like this. (sarc

ResourceGuy
December 23, 2019 10:39 am

Tesla message management is so good at this point that they can confidently blame the user for their electrocution.

TRinAK
December 23, 2019 7:24 pm

Would be great if photos were from similar reference points. It kinda looks like less flooding in 2019.

December 24, 2019 12:57 am

Will such a flooding damaged the charging station? And currently, are there any flood protection plans for that area?

Johann Wundersamer
January 2, 2020 4:24 pm

Tesla charging stations don’t contain copper cables.

Without copper cables the worth of flooded Tesla charging stations is Null, nil, 0, zilch, nada, ничего.

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