first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsESCONDIDO (KUSI) — Everyone knows we love our clean cars in Southern California. But Escondido could have the cleanest cars in San Diego County: 28 car washes and counting.“We just need to look at this closer. Do we really need any more car washes in town,” said Escondido City Manager Jeffery Epp.This came as a big shock to the local businessman who bought a piece of land, got most of it approved for a car wash, then the city pulled the plug.“We did the environmental studies, we did traffic studies, who did everything needed and I was waiting for final approval. Then they decided to impose a moratorium on me,” said Wash n Go owner Neil Capin.Capin invested a lot of money in the old skating rink, a place that has a lot of nostalgia, but it’s been shut down for 10 years.“If someone wanted to build a skating rink, they should have done it,” Capin said.After the city council voted in favor of the 45-days moratorium, Capin still has hope.“What I hope is that the projects that are already in the works keep moving forward. I was almost finished with the whole process, we should be able to finish the project,” Capin said.“I don’t think anyone is telling him he can’t build it, We just need a time out, take a look. Do we really need another car wash in Escondido,” Epp said.After investing hundreds of thousands of dollars into the skating rink, Capin is not pleased.“Why would anyone invest in Escondido, when something like this can happen. We should be allowed to “finish” the project. It’s just not right to start a project and have them change in midstream,” Capin said.A final decision is expected within the 45-day moratorium. Updated: 10:28 PM Too much of a good thing: Car wash surplus leads to drama Dan Plante, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Dan Plante May 2, 2018 Posted: May 2, 2018last_img read more

first_img Explore further The vehicle will collect garbage from 25 newly installed split bins and take it to the Energy from Waste power station and recycling center nearby. The power station burns the garbage to generate electricity, and the truck recharges at a charging post to be ready for the next day’s route. The garbage truck is a modified Smith Edison 3.5-ton Ford Transit with a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The vehicle has a top speed of 50 mph, a 100-mile range, and takes about six to eight hours to charge. The only reported downside is that the quiet electric truck may present safety issues for unsuspecting pedestrians.Besides powering the garbage truck, the Energy from Waste station also pumps about 10 megawatts of electricity into the grid per day. All the power is generated from burning local garbage. ___________via: Register Hardware (PhysOrg.com) — A town in Britain has recently demonstrated its new “‘leccy vehicle” – an electric garbage truck that is fueled by the garbage it collects. The Kirklees Council presented the waste-powered Ford Transit garbage truck at Huddersfield town center last week. Citation: British Town Demonstrates World’s First Garbage Truck Powered by Garbage (2009, February 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-02-british-town-world-garbage-truck.html The electric garbage truck and charging post. The vehicle runs on electricity produced from the garbage it collects, after being recycled at the nearby Energy from Waste power station. Image: Register Hardware. Learning from a circular economy pioneer This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more