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Level 3 (public quick charge stations)

Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:55 am

This topic is to share any news or info on level 3 public quick charge stations.
(I didn't see any topic specifically about level 3 chargers - sorry if I overlooked one)

To start things off, here's an announcement from ECOtality about their new rapid charge stations to be revealed this Wednesday:
ECOtality to Unveil New Fast Charging Technology at the Business of Plugging In 2010

SAN FRANCISCO – Monday, October 11, 2010 – ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, announced today the company will reveal its commercial DC Fast Charging station at the Business of Plugging In 2010 during a press conference on Wednesday, October 13th at 12:30 p.m. at the ECOtality booth (#9). The charging station— designed by the global innovation firm frog design—will be on public display for the first time at Wednesday’s press conference.

ECOtality CEO Jonathan Read and Don Karner, President of ECOtality North America, will discuss how the company’s smart commercial chargers will provide fast, efficient charging on the go, and help fuel consumer use of electric vehicles. Paul Bradley, Executive Creative Director for frog design will speak alongside ECOtality on the charging station’s design.

ECOtality will begin deployment at commercial locations as early as March 2011, as part of The EV Project. ECOtality is project manager of The EV Project, and will oversee the installation of 15,000 commercial and residential charging stations in 16 cities and major metropolitan areas in six states. The project will provide an EV infrastructure to support the deployment of 8,300 EVs. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy through a federal stimulus grant of $114.8 million, made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The grants are matched by private investment, bringing the total value of the project to approximately $230 million.

WHAT: ECOtality Press Conference for the new DC Fast Charging station

DATE: Wednesday, October 13, 2010

TIME: 12:30-1:00 p.m. EDT

LOCATION: The Business of Plugging In, Booth #9
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They have contracted with the same firm that designed their level 2 blink charging station. Will be interesting to see how they've approached the design for the level 3 charger - I assume it will resemble the blink evse in many ways.
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Re: Level 3 (public quick charge stations)

Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:46 am

I know there is a newer thread than this, but I'll be damned if I can find it. Mods - if you know the one I'm thinking about, could you move this post to it?

I heard last night (but am yet to confirm it with them) that my PD - Connell in Costa Mesa - is putting in a DC Fast Charger to compliment the L2 chargers they already have installed.

Possibly something to do with them being the regional tech center for Nissan, I'd guess.

Will try to have more information today.
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Re: Level 3 (public quick charge stations)

Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:21 am

Can you tell us any more about Connell being a "Regional Tech Center"?

Would that make it a "better" dealer-location to use for any LEAF service or problems?
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Re: Level 3 (public quick charge stations)

Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:57 am

mwalsh wrote:I know there is a newer thread than this, but I'll be damned if I can find it. Mods - if you know the one I'm thinking about, could you move this post to it?

I heard last night (but am yet to confirm it with them) that my PD - Connell in Costa Mesa - is putting in a DC Fast Charger to compliment the L2 chargers they already have installed.

Possibly something to do with them being the regional tech center for Nissan, I'd guess.

Will try to have more information today.
Nice! I find that L3's location very interesting.
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Re: Level 3 (public quick charge stations)

Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:59 am

Confirmed by Mark at Connell - they are going to be having a L3 charger!

He also said they have a LEAF right now - one owned by Nissan corporate and used on a regional basis. So while he's not in a position to give any test drives in it, he said he can show it to customers, and that anyone who wants to stop this weekend to see it/sit in it is welcome.
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Re: Level 3 (public quick charge stations)

Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:04 pm

That is a great location for a L3 charger - it's about 70-80 mi from San Diego (depending on exactly where you are) which means it will make trips to/from Los Angeles a non-issue.

I assume that this is the location close to the 405 on 2850 Harbor Dr?

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Re: Level 3 (public quick charge stations)

Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:13 pm

drees wrote:I assume that this is the location close to the 405 on 2850 Harbor Dr?
Yep. That there would be it.
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Re: Level 3 (public quick charge stations)

Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:17 pm

drees wrote:That is a great location for a L3 charger - it's about 70-80 mi from San Diego (depending on exactly where you are) which means it will make trips to/from Los Angeles a non-issue.

I assume that this is the location close to the 405 on 2850 Harbor Dr?
You'll have to stop twice, and from Encinitas you'll barely make it. Its about 70 miles from Encinitas, and if you stop when you get there, you'll get another charge to 80% to roam around, and then if you stop on the way back, you get charged back up to 80% for the drive home. 80% charge will barely get you home in Encinitas. I don't think folks in San Diego can make it. And you'd have to be driving very slowly on the freeway to do it at that. But I do agree, it is a great start, and we need to see a few more scattered around along the major highways. This is a good location for a L3. Need another one in Oceanside to make it work for all of SD.
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Re: Level 3 (public quick charge stations)

Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:36 pm

Yeah, sorry, I was thinking of my typical drive to LA which usually means I'm there for the weekend so I would only need to quick charge once to get there, trickle charge overnight and then quick charge once on the way back.

Of course, a road where I could travel at a constant 45-50mph would allow me to get there on one charge (my common trip is 105 mi). It would take 2h 15m which is only slightly longer than traveling 70mph (1h 30m) and stopping once for 30min to quick charge.

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Re: Level 3 (public quick charge stations)

Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:54 pm

Now we just need one on the WestSide of LA and we are set!
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