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Question for the community

Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:51 pm

:?: What do you all like to do while your EV charges??

(any EV, if you happen to have others.)
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Re: Question for the community

Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:54 pm

Usually sleeping while the car (currently a Leaf, but I'm looking to get a new EV in the next couple of years) is charging. Timer set for one hour of charging 3AM to 4AM. Have used different charging times in the past, this is what is working now.
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Re: Question for the community

Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:10 pm

I like to go into the garage and watch the blinking lights! ;)
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Re: Question for the community

Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:08 pm

TeamChargePoint wrote::?: What do you all like to do while your Bolt charges??

(or any other EV, if you happen to have others.)


What’s with the Bolt preface, on a LEAF forum no less? :? Weird.
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Re: Question for the community

Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:37 pm

Shop, that is when using ChargePoint chargers :)
At home it would be sleep as I generally have it charge during the wee hours.
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Re: Question for the community

Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:49 am

Assuming this is at a public charging station and not at home, I will:

1. Shop (if that is what I am there to do)
2. Eat (if there's someplace nearby that's open, and I'm hungry)
3. Have a coffee (again if there's someplace nearby that's open)
4. If none of the above are options, sit in the car and surf the internet or watch videos on my smartphone or tablet.
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Re: Question for the community

Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:59 am

we need chargers at movie theaters.. that way I have a full movie and a full battery when i leave.

Right now I'm either a sleep when my car charges 2:30am to 7am each morning or I'm at work and I'm grabbing some extra Kwhs from the hotel next door to help me get in other trips during my lunch break.
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Re: Question for the community

Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:09 pm

My favorite public charging points that I make use of are at beach/park locations (especially at low tide).
I hope with the increase of EVs in this area more can be installed and hiking trails parking areas as well.
Charging while shopping/eating is convenient as well as charging at or near workplace.
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Re: Question for the community

Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:42 pm

DCFC; grab food, drink and discard previous food (but mostly drink ;) )

L2; Wouldn't be there unless there was something there I was wanting to do like shopping, hiking, eating, etc.

Some DCFCs literally have nothing in the area so yeah, sometimes its just sit and surf
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Re: Question for the community

Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:39 pm

If downtown and hooked to a charge point charger level 2 we generally are shopping or dining.
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