DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Electrify America Network

Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:13 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.


Have to question that. My guess is they post it as soon as they have a host nailed down. We have several here that have been listed as coming soon for months and not one single grain of sand has been turned.
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles.2016 S30 deceased. 29,413 miles. 2018 S40; 11,987 miles, 485 GIDs, 37.6 kwh 110.89 Ahr , SOH 96.00, Hx 115.22
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Durandal
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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:09 pm

Looking at the pricing for the units in our area, I'm convinced they don't want people to use the chargers.. $1 connect charge plus $0.30/minute. If I charge my pathetic 2012 Leaf, I'm going to top out at 30-35kW, which will make it more to charge via one of these places than gasoline!!! Two things: They need to drop the $1 connect fee, and charge less per minute, say $0.20/min ? Honestly, unless you're charging at 150kW, that per minute price is a ripoff. I guess maybe the point is to discourage BEV owners with smaller batteries from using their units. I was super excited to see some DC fast chargers appear in my area, but now I'm just angry.
Pulled the trigger on going EV on 10/2016 with a 2012 Leaf, and a Tesla Model 3 reservation expected to receive in June 2018.

DaveinOlyWA
Posts: 13267
Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:43 pm
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Location: Olympia, WA
Contact: Website

Re: Electrify America Network

Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:12 pm

Durandal wrote:Looking at the pricing for the units in our area, I'm convinced they don't want people to use the chargers.. $1 connect charge plus $0.30/minute. If I charge my pathetic 2012 Leaf, I'm going to top out at 30-35kW, which will make it more to charge via one of these places than gasoline!!! Two things: They need to drop the $1 connect fee, and charge less per minute, say $0.20/min ? Honestly, unless you're charging at 150kW, that per minute price is a ripoff. I guess maybe the point is to discourage BEV owners with smaller batteries from using their units. I was super excited to see some DC fast chargers appear in my area, but now I'm just angry.


I am predicting now that if you buy a VW, the network will suddenly become very attractive. :evil:
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paulgipe
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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:46 pm

GRA wrote:
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?


Guy,

Sorry, no. I was stopping at the EVgo site in Madera anyway and it was just a few miles to the EA site. Someone who knows construction work may be able to guess from the photos when they'll be done. My guess is year end.

Paul
Bakersfield, California
2017 Bolt LT with DCFC, leased 11/09/17
2015 Nissan S with QC, leased, returned
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paulgipe
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Re: Electrify America Network

Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:20 pm

Madera Electrify America DCFC Station Underway

On our way to Santa Cruz, California we stopped in Madera to charge our Chevy Bolt EV. Just a few miles north Electrify America--the VW subsidiary ordered to do penance for its dieselgate scandal--is building a much larger fast charging station. So we stopped by to see its progress.

The EA site at a Madera Walmart just off Hwy 99 is hidden behind a privacy fence. Nevertheless, I was able to peer over the top and take a couple of photos with my phone.

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There were tradesmen working on the project and lots of equipment stored on-site, including what looks like the charging cabinets. It appeared they've yet to place the concrete for the cabinet pads and curbing, though the re-bar and conduit were in the ground.

I have no idea when EA expects the site to open but from the site's appearance it's unlikely before year end.

According to a posting on PlugShare, EA's site will have four CCS kiosks and one CHAdeMO kiosk.

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The nearest existing DC fast-charging station is the two dual EVgo units at Madera's Save Mart. One of those units is only 100 amps.

EA's Walmart site is relatively close to the store. We visited mid-day on a Monday and traffic was heavy in the parking lot with lots of people searching for parking. It will be interesting to see if the stations get ICEd.
Bakersfield, California
2017 Bolt LT with DCFC, leased 11/09/17
2015 Nissan S with QC, leased, returned
2013 Chevy Volt Premium, used 10/3/16, sold
L2; ClipperCreek HCS-40; Jesla; JDapter Stub
http://www.wind-works.org

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