JasonA wrote:No its not, and the Del Mar station is in and out of service as is the Riverside station that I posted earlier in the week that was "limited"... now it's "This station is currently offline for a component replacement and is expected to be back online by March 31st. Please check back for updates."
And that DelMar station is 183 miles away NOT INCLUDING hills, terrain, etc and we all know that a round trip would not make it stuck in traffic, AC blasting in the 100* heat, etc... you would be @$$ed out.
Per Google maps, it's 81.4 miles one way to Anza Borrego Visitor Center from the Del Mar station via Montezuma Valley Rd. (or 100 miles via I-5 & S.R. 76), and Joshua Tree V.C. is 151 miles (pushing it in a Mirai, probably okay in a Clarity), so I have no idea where you come up with 183 miles.
As I wrote, Riverside is currently offline (as it just opened, teething troubles aren't unexpected), but I have no idea whether or not it was open this past weekend. Del Mar, Diamond Bar and San Juan Capistrano are all online (but La Canada-Flintridge on I-210 is currently off line). People get stuck when SCs go down as well. Did you not see my posting in the Tesla SC thread, mentioning how both Cabazon and Indio had been down owing to vandalism (cables cut, presumably copper thieves) at different times in the past few months? Owners discovered and reported this upon arriving there, because Tesla didn't know. We've also had instances of SCs being down for maintenance with little or no warning, newly opened SCs which closed almost immediately owing to problems and re-opened again (power quality issues usually - IIRR one of the Michigan SCs was the most recent to do this dance), etc. There's no doubt that having a high density of stations combined with multiple dispensers per station (for electricity, gas, H2 or whatever) is the most robust option, but that takes time to implement (Tesla's got the multiple 'dispensers' per site, but generally not the density yet except in a few areas). H2 is starting to achieve reasonable density (redundancy) in SoCal, but the rest of the state other than Silicon Valley doesn't have it yet, and we won't start seeing multiple H2 dispensers per station until the larger capacity (prob. 350kg. +) stations begin to open.
I love reading the Mirai and Hyundai FB forums.. that's where the real and TRUE owner experiences are at..
And people get stuck and have limited range all the time..
No doubt people who don't leave themselves adequate reserve with fueling options get stuck, just as BEV owners do. But that's generally restricted to the newbies - most people are smart enough to learn from their mistakes.
Thanks for keep the dream alive GRA!
Offline "This station is closed for upgrade and planned to reopen in July 2017. A mobile fueler is available 7 days a week and is behind the visitor center."
The one right near my house in Burbank "Limited and offline"
The future looks bright! Ohh wait! you can't see H2 burn!
The Burbank station is one of the left-over non-retail dem/val ones, and being largely experimental, those are notably less reliable (and less quickly maintained to get them back open rapidly) than the retail ones, as a cursory glance at the station status board here shows: http://m.cafcp.org/
BTW, Burbank is up as of when I'm writing this. As for not being able to see H2 burn, true, but then every station is required to have automatic heat-sensors and fire extinguishing (this applies to the gas pumps too, natch), so unless and until we start seeing lots of H2 fires in crashes barbecueing FCEV occupants and emergency responders, this seems to be a non-issue.