GRA
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Re: Electrify America Network

Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:04 pm

GetOffYourGas wrote:
GRA wrote:I'm comfortable with them only updating the 'coming soon' list every three or six months, as long as they actually commission the existing 'coming soon' sites.

You aren’t really affected by this roll out. I understand your reasons, but you don’t have an EV so you are just watching from the sidelines here. Those of us who drive EVs everyday want to see operational chargers!

Not directly affected, yet. The sooner stations get built in the places I routinely travel to, the sooner I can realistically ditch my ICE and get a ZEV*. A Niro BEV is closing in on my requirements/price, although the lack of AWD is a big issue for me. The Nexo FCEV meets my operational requirements but lacks infrastructure and is too expensive, although otherwise is a better match for my needs.

My minimum requirement is the ability to make the 207 miles from home over Tioga Pass to Lee Vining un-recharged (assuming QCs will get built there), in any conditions I'm likely to encounter, driving as I normally do with at least a 30 mile reserve, and for at least 15 years. As my current 15+ y.o. ICE is capable of making the round trip un-refueled in anything but poor conditions, I'm willing to accept a significant loss of capability to go ZEV. OTOH, a ZEV that would have more range, allowing me to make it un-recharged the 234 miles to Mammoth Lakes, or the 270 to Bishop, or the 296 to Big Pine, or best of all the 327 to Lone Pine under the same conditions as above but without boosting the price would earn bonus points; anything beyond Lone Pine is gravy.


*My real desire is that convenient ZEV car-sharing and rentals would eliminate any need for me to own a car - I'm most of the way there now.
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

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TimLee
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Re: Electrify America Network

Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:32 pm

The new Ooltewah, TN (Mailing address. Is actally in Collegedale city limits. About 16 miles east north east of downtown Chattanooga. I75 Exit 11) is really pretty at night. The soft green lighting is impressive!

Haven't used it yet.

Hope its there and WORKING for many years.

The Murphy Express installation experiment was removed when it broke out of warranty.

A lot of the EV Project Blinks at Cracker Barrel don't work. Some have been removed.

One I used at Cracker Barrel on my single 2011 LEAF trip to Knoxville is no longer there.

A long term sustainable network is what matters.

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SageBrush
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Re: Electrify America Network

Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:04 am

TimLee wrote:A long term sustainable network is what matters.

Yep.
I hate to say it, but the vast majority of the L2 and DCFC installed are a poorly thought out mess doomed to early obsolescence and neglect. I think the EA network will suffer the same fate because a fat purse is not enough; a healthy ecology is required.
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GRA
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Re: Electrify America Network

Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:26 pm

Current list of open QC sites (15) at the end of the fifth month since opening the first (5/2/18), and also the end of the 3rd Calendar Qtr. Starting with the new year I'll probably track it by calendar quarter:

Electrify America Charging stations

    Gulfport Premium Outlets (10000 Factory Shops Blvd, Gulfport, MS, 39503)
    Brughs Mill Country Store (345 Brughs Mill Rd, Fincastle, VA, 24090)
    Chicopee Marketplace (591 Memorial Dr, Chicopee, MA, 01020)
    Reston HQ (2003 Edmund Halley Drive, Reston, VA, 20191)
    Walmart Supercenter 1065 (2400 N Hervey St, Hope, AR, 71801)
    Farrar Place (920 Hillsboro Blvd, Manchester, TN, 37355)
    Stratford Square (411 Barnum Ave Cutoff, Stratford, CT, 06615)
    Walmart Supercenter 91 (205 Deaderick Rd, Forrest City, AR, 72335)
    T & T Country Store (40 Washington St W, Huntington, OR, 97907)
    Walmart Supercenter 1214 (115 W Willow St, Colby, KS, 67701)
    Walmart Supercenter 664 (4301 Vine St, Hays, KS, 67601)
    Casey's Lebanon MO (669 West Elm St, Lebanon, MO, 65536)
    Walmart Supercenter 402 (1932 Rees St, Breaux Bridge, LA, 70517)
    Willowbrook Commons (61 East Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN, 37211)
    Walmart Supercenter 3835 (5588 Little Debbie Pkwy, Ooltewah, TN, 37363)
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GetOffYourGas
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Re: Electrify America Network

Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:25 am

When Electrify America first published the map of their plan through June 2019, it was zoomable. They have since removed that feature for some unknown reason. That is obnoxious, IMO. They state that the locations are "within 10 miles", but make it nearly impossible to see 10 miles from where.

Someone did capture the location information and now we have a zoomable map again. Very convenient!

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1hb5qJN1HoOD2am9PBz9Vo--eLrDgVg3U&ll=37.391594614576526%2C-97.3734734599995&z=5

I don't know who is responsible, but it was posted to a facebook group.
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Electrify America Network

Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:00 am

GetOffYourGas wrote:When Electrify America first published the map of their plan through June 2019, it was zoomable. They have since removed that feature for some unknown reason. That is obnoxious, IMO. They state that the locations are "within 10 miles", but make it nearly impossible to see 10 miles from where.

Someone did capture the location information and now we have a zoomable map again. Very convenient!

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1hb5qJN1HoOD2am9PBz9Vo--eLrDgVg3U&ll=37.391594614576526%2C-97.3734734599995&z=5

I don't know who is responsible, but it was posted to a facebook group.


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theothertom
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Re: Electrify America Network

Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:31 am

Thanks for the zoomable map. Looks like there will be only one station between St. louis and New Orleans. And none between Atlanta and Mobile. I would've thought there would be more than that.

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Re: Electrify America Network

Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:47 pm

My thanks as well for the zoomable map. Anyone who wants to complain to EA about the lack of zoom and scroll should email them at info@electrifyamerica.com

I just did, because it's been bugging me for awhile now, and this reminder got me off my butt.

There's definitely a hole in Mississippi, Alabama and N. Louisiana that will need to be addressed. Course, this is also the area with the smallest #/% of BEVs, and also some of the lowest median household incomes in the country: Mississippi ranks 50th, Alabama 47th and Louisiana 44th (2015 data), so it's unlikely that BEVs will see a big market here as long as they are more expensive than ICEs to buy.
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

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Re: Electrify America Network

Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:47 pm

They've opened four more sites, making 19 total. They've changed the numbers again, so I'm going to stop listing those. The new sites are in Mt. Vernon, MO (I-44, between Springfield and Joplin); Kennesaw and Forsyth, GA (I-75 NW and SE of Atlanta); and Waterford, CT (in between I-95/395).

Along with Nashville and Manchester TN, these two GA sites allow I-75 travel between Nashville, TN and Macon, GA. From Forsyth it's also possible to reach Savannah (189 miles) via I-16.
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

The 'best' is the enemy of 'good enough'. Copper shot, not Silver bullets.

GetOffYourGas
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Re: Electrify America Network

Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:08 am

Their website still lists a total of 64 locations (19 open, 45 under construction). However, Plugshare shows a total of 71 locations. So it seems that EA really is not worried about keeping their website relevant with respect to those locations under construction.
~Brian

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