I was pleasantly surprised when I went o EA's site to check out new planned sites announced at GCC on the Ohio Turnpike aka I76, 80 & 90: https://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/10/20181023-ea.html
to see that zoom and scroll are back. I don't know if my email request for this had anything to do with it, but I'll take it! The lack of the numbered list for open and coming soon is a minor issue now that there are a substantial number of sites open and we can zoom and scroll, and I can't say I've ever noticed its lack on supercharge.info. I may try to count all the coming soon icons, but at the rate they're being opened I don't know that it matters.
I count three more now open for 27 total. The new ones are Bloomsburg (I-80) and Carlisle (I-76/81), PA, and Commerce (I-85/U.S. 441), GA. Depending on whether you count the two north/south SC sites in CT individually or together, Tesla had completed either 27 or 29 SCs in their first year (10/19/12 to 10/18/13), so EA has done the same in a bit over 5.5 months (5/2/18 to 10/22/18), with twelve opened so far this month.
EA has also released (114 pages but only 16 pages of meat, the rest is appendices listing all media buys for education) its
Third Quarter 2018 Report to
California Air Resources Board
Signed leases in the 160 target zones for high-power QCs have increased from 71 at the end of Q2 to to 97 end Q3, but
Although Electrify America obtained its
first 13 permits in California during Q3, the permitting process for EV charging stations in California took
on average 56 business days, which is nearly twice the national average. Electrify America has obtained
more than ten times as many permits outside of California as it has obtained within California, and
Electrify America considers permitting delays and costly station changes resulting from permitting
processes to be the largest threat to meeting the Cycle 1 California ZEV Investment Plan commitments
on time and on budget.
To address this challenge, Electrify America reached out to California state agencies, including the
Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GoBIZ) and the California Legislature, to
communicate concern that some local jurisdictions are not complying with A.B. 1236’s requirement that
all jurisdictions establish a specific EV charging station permitting process that is “timely and costeffective,”
and that permits can only be denied if a health or safety issue has been documented. Thanks
to engagement from the Governor’s office and Electrify America’s direct engagement with local
jurisdictions, improved EV station permitting processes were established in some jurisdictions, including
Sacramento, Los Angeles County, and Rocklin. . . .
In Q3, Electrify America also dedicating substantial resources to this challenge. Electrify America
relocated its National Construction Manager from Virginia to California, shifted project management
personnel from other parts of the nation to California, opened a California office, and leveraging
Government Affairs staff to meet with jurisdictions all over the state. Electrify America reached out to
more than a dozen jurisdictions to discuss permitting challenges before permit applications have even
been submitted, in order to discuss A.B. 1236 requirements and identify areas of local concern in the
station design stage.
Despite these efforts, Electrify America had to cancel planned stations during Q3 in a few jurisdictions
due to onerous requirements and lengthy permitting timelines that could not be met within Cycle 1
timeframes and budget requirements, reducing charging services in these communities.