GRA wrote:#9, Huntington, OR is open. Why now, I'm not sure, because it's out in the middle of nowhere all by its lonesome. Heyburn, ID 240 miles away is listed as coming soon, but it's not as if there's likely to be a lot of BEVs located in the area that can reach it either at the moment, and Albany, OR is 379 miles away by the shortest (non-Interstate) route.
The Heyburn, ID station is an important station for anyone going from Salt Lake City to Boise, as I often do from time to time. My family lives in Boise and going back and forth costs a mint in gasoline with my regular ICE car. I would much prefer to take my 2018 leaf but currently I can only make it to the Heyburn area safely from the last Chademo station in the Salt Lake Area. I think that is why Electrify America choose this area as one of the first as it is so lacking in charging resources in rural Idaho. Idaho in general though has yet to have a single non dealer owned chademo at all, even in the Boise area. It gets really irritating finding that Tesla has a charger in Tremonton, UT and Twin Falls, ID and Boise, ID however for us regular ev users that are non tesla we are out of luck. I can tell you the Boise area has tons of leafs so it's very odd that more non level 2 infrastructure hasn't been built. Also yes I am a new member, but a long time lurker here I thought I would share this info as I am not sure how many other people here are frequenting this "middle of nowhere area" as you guys put it.
The thing is, while this site will help you in your particular situation, the number of non-Tesla BEVs is small in this area compared to others. For instance, it's 345 miles from Portland to Huntington, OR, and there are far more BEVs in the Portland area than in SLC so expanding out from there should be the priority. Huntington is beyond non-Tesla range from Portland (and even with a Tesla you'd better have an S100D or 3 LR and take it easy if you expect to make it using only SCs), and SLC-Heyburn is pushing Bolt range given UT/ID freeway speeds and the 1,100 ft. climb along the way.
I have nothing against putting QCs in places like Huntington and Heyburn, indeed they'll be needed there, but you really want one in between Heyburn and SLC first, in Ogden or Tremonton, as it's 182 miles between SLC and Heyburn, and the network is supposed to have a max. spacing of 120 miles and average 70 miles - anything other than a Bolt can't make it (I-Pace and e-Tron Quattro as well once they're available). Even so, it would make far more sense to put a QC in Hood River or Biggs first, then Pendleton, Ontario and Nampa or Boise, and even more sense to connect Portland and Seattle first - see the heat map for the Bolt here: https://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=9111&start=1740#p532907
Salt Lake has some BEVs, but Denver and Dallas have more and Portland and Seattle more yet, then there's California and the NE corridor or the Tampa-Orlando axis which are in a whole other category.