DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Electrify America Network

Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:32 am

At least they have completed the initial sighting process. I checked on two recent additions (which already has a QC...) and there is nothing showing at either place.

I am not happy with the fact that a lot of these places are being positioned next to already existing EVGO stations when large areas nearby are ignored.

In their rush to play catch up, it would appear EA is simply taking whatever it can get without regard to the usefulness of the network at all.
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GetOffYourGas
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Re: Electrify America Network

Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:34 am

Yeah, the site in Albany NY is pretty much in the middle of a cluster of EVGo chargers. This station will be competing for customers rather than adding significant function. I would much rather see EA get started in Syracuse, Rochester, or Herkimer which would start to address the huge gap alone I-90 from Albany to Buffalo (nearly 300 miles).

But this is a very short-term problem. The current cycle ends in only 8 months from now, and all of these locations should be open or under construction by then. According to plugshare, they currently have 170 locations open or under construction. That's a huge jump from the 70 locations at the beginning of the month. Things are really starting to accelerate!

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Re: Electrify America Network

Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:09 pm

3 more sites have opened, for 15 this month and 30 total: Lexington and Lincoln, NE (both I-80 west of Omaha), and Chipley, FL (I-10 between Pensacola and Tallahassee). Lexington and Lincoln are 169 miles apart, and Lincoln's only about 60 miles from Omaha; Ft. Morgan, CO is out of reach at 243 miles from Lexington, so North Platte (184 to Ft. Morgan, but uphill) will be needed to connect to Denver.

Chipley is 236 miles from Gulfport and 247 from Jacksonville, so they still need the ones in Pensacola and Tallahassee to open to connect I-10 from Houston through Jacksonville.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:26 pm

Two more sites have opened, both on I-80 in Nebraska: North Platte and Grand Island. It's now possible to travel from Omaha to Ogallala or maybe Sidney, NE, or else Sterling, CO easily; one more's still needed on I-80 or 76 somewhere from Ogallala to Sterling to reach Ft. Morgan (184 miles uphill) with no worries - I like Big Springs, 5 miles east of the junction of I-76/80.

On the down side, there appears to be some problem with the QC site in Commerce, Georgia, as it's been added and removed from the 'open' list and map at least twice and is currently shown as coming soon, so there are 31 rather than 32 open sites total.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:26 am

Over the past week or two, they have slowly opened sites, but the "Coming Soon" list has not grown. I wonder if they will basically work to open sites that have been started for the rest of 2018. I would hope they continued working on finding sites and getting permits in the background, but it seems like they are working in waves.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:54 pm

I'm all in favor of them doing so, rather than adding 'hoped for' sites as they come up. The critical thing is how quickly they're opening the sites, not how many they list as 'coming soon'. They've still got 100 to open from the current list, so it's unlikely that they'd need to update it before the end of the quarter.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:02 pm

The “coming soon” sites are far more than hoped for. They have at the minimum gotten building permits, often the longest lead time of the whole process. More often than not, they have already broken ground by the time they are listed.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:11 pm

GetOffYourGas wrote:The “coming soon” sites are far more than hoped for. They have at the minimum gotten building permits, often the longest lead time of the whole process. More often than not, they have already broken ground by the time they are listed.

That's how it should be done. It would be nice if Tesla did likewise.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:11 am

The EA site in Madera, CA is currently under construction. They were working on it Monday. This is a very busy Walmart and the stations are close to the building so they are likely to be ICEd. I hope I am wrong. Traffic is heavy in this parking lot at least around noon when we stopped.

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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:21 pm

paulgipe wrote:The EA site in Madera, CA is currently under construction. They were working on it Monday. This is a very busy Walmart and the stations are close to the building so they are likely to be ICEd. I hope I am wrong. Traffic is heavy in this parking lot at least around noon when we stopped.

Paul

Did you happen to check out the site in Selma also?
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