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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:30 pm

Two more sites are open, making 21 for the month and 156 total: Spanish Fork, UT (Jct, I-15/U.S. 6); Ogallala, NE (I-80 E. of I-76).

Spanish Fork is critical to join SLC with what will be a needed site around Green River, UT, via U.S. 6, and also extends down I-15 towards the "Coming soon" QCs in Cedar City, Washington and Mesquite. At least one and maybe two more QCs in unknown locations will be needed on I-15 between Spanish Fork and Cedar City to connect them, although it will be possible to do so before that by detouring over to the QC site in Richfield (Coming soon) via U.S. 50/89/I-70.

Ogallala provides much needed shortening of the 181 mile leg between North Platte and Ft. Morgan, as Ogallala is 52 miles from North Platte and 130 from Ft. Morgan. It's now possible to drive Denver - Chicago via I-76/80 (over 1,000 miles) in a CCS/CHAdeMO-equipped BEV, with no leg longer than 130 miles. Or you can continue on to Indianapolis if you wish.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed May 01, 2019 5:10 pm

Four sites have opened, making four for the month and 160 total: Gardena, CA (off S.R. 258, surrounded by I-105/405/110); Blackwell, OK ( Jct. I-35/S.R. 11, just S. of the KS border); Bellmead, TX (Jct. I-35/S.R. 340, N,. of Waco); Genoa, OH (SE of Jct. I-80&90/280, SE of Toledo. Dual site due to toll road, currently westbound only, east-bound "Coming soon").

Although the I-80&90 legs east (148 miles to Girard) and west (169 miles to Mishawaka) are a bit long and need infill to shorten them (both are "Coming soon," in West Unity and Sheffield), the opening of Genoa makes it possible to drive I-80 all the way from NYC to Denver, a road distance of 1,780 miles. For now, you can shorten the leg between Genoa and Girard by detouring through Mansfield.

Blackwell shortens the 172 mile I-35 leg between Moore, OK and Wichita, KS to 107 and 66 miles.

Bellmead shortens the 202 mile I-35 leg between Round Rock and Denton to 83 and 120 miles, and makes it easy to reach DFW from San Antonio.

Gardena mainly boosts density, as it's fairly close to the other sites in SoCal, but it is closer to some of the freeways mentioned.

Per a poster on Plugshare at least one of the sites appeared on the EA map last night , but as I didn't check them then I'm calling them all May openings. Tomorrow marks one year since the first EA QC site opened, so 160 isn't too shabby, especially compared to Tesla's 27 or 29 over a similar period. Tesla's SC sites are generally better located, unless you enjoy spending time in lots of Walmart and Target parking lots, but that was the trade-off for the quickest possible build-out.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Thu May 02, 2019 1:42 pm

Weatherford, OK (I-40 69 miles W. of OKC) is open, #5 for the month and #161 total. It's 195 miles via I-40 to the Amarillo QC, so you might make it with extreme care, but realistically they need at least one more site in between them.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri May 03, 2019 4:10 pm

Three more sites are open, making 8 for the month and 164 total: El Paso, TX (I-10, btwn Jcts. with U.S. 62 & S.R. 375); Terre Haute, IN (Jct. I-70/U.S. 40); Stafford, VA (I-95, btwn Fredericksburg and Alexandria).

At the moment about all you can reach from El Paso is the QC in Deming, but QCs east and west of those are "Coming soon".

Terre Haute shortens the 145 mile I-70 leg between Effingham, IL and Indianapolis to two legs of 74 and 73 miles.

Stafford shortens the 234 mile I-95 leg between Emporia, VA and Abingdon, MD to two legs of 134 and 102 miles; a "Coming soon" site in Richmond, VA will shorten the first leg even more. It's also 48 miles from the QC in Reston, VA, and 69 miles from the one in Zion Crossroads, VA.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Tue May 07, 2019 4:32 pm

Four more sites are open, making 12 for the month and 168 total: Santa Fe, NM (Jct. I-25/S.R. 14); Sweetwater, TX (Jct. I-20/S.R. 70); Salina, KS (Old U.s. 40, E. of Jct. I-70/135); Eastbound Genoa, OH (I-80&90, 2nd half owing to toll road not allowing crossing over). As EA is counting the dual sites separately I'll do so as well, just because it's easier for me to keep track as the map numbers change.

Salina provides direct access from Denver to KCY, STL and Indianapolis by shortening the 198 mile I-70 leg between Hays and Topeka to two legs of 105 and 97 miles. Once Huber Heights and/or Columbus, OH open, a non-toll route will be available all the way from NYC to DEN.

Santa Fe is by itself for now, but it makes it possible to drive from ABQ to Taos, and using extreme care, you can even get to Trinidad, and from there on to DEN.

Sweetwater extends I-20 west from Eastland, TX towards the next site "Coming soon" in Midland, presumably followed by Pecos on the way to El Paso through Van Horn.

As noted, Genoa eastbound just provides charging in both directions on I-80 & 90, but reduces the hassle of an eastbound trip from Chicago to NYC, making it as convenient as westbound.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed May 08, 2019 3:05 pm

GCC:
Electrify America launches EV charging app, membership options; plans ~20% price reduction off current rates
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/05/20190506-ea.html

Electrify America launched a mobile app, available for both Android and iPhone. The company’s first app allows users to manage the entire charging session on their phone, increasing convenience for electric vehicle (EV) owners.

The company also is introducing two charging membership plans called Electrify America Pass and Electrify America Pass+. In addition, Electrify America will be changing its introductory charging cost pricing, currently at 30 to 35 cents per-minute, and will implement a roughly 20% reduction on those prices, depending on regions and local utility rates.

The Electrify America allows users to:

    Locate a Charger: Find a charging station near you and get directions. The Locate a Charger feature shows you the charging stations in your area, how many of each type of charger are at the station, and which ones are currently available. Become a member of Electrify America Pass and you can see the charging status of vehicles currently using the chargers and get notified when a charger becomes available.

    Pay for a charge: Upload payment information into the app and pay for a charging session through the phone. You can also see prices before you charge, by selecting a station where you’d like to view the charging costs.

    Track your charging session: While your vehicle is charging, you can check its progress in real time. If your vehicle communicates charging information, the app will show you your battery’s current state of charge (SOC) and the time until your battery reaches “bulk” charge, typically around 80 percent SOC. You also can choose to get notifications when your charging session has started, slowed and stopped. Once your session is complete, the app will provide a receipt.

With the launch of the Electrify America app, the company is also introducing two new membership plans which will be available starting in late May and include:

    Electrify America Pass: Includes the standard per-minute cost plus a $1 session fee.

    Electrify America Pass+: A subscription plan with the lowest per-minute price and a $4 monthly subscription fee. Members will receive an additional discount off of the standard pricing.

Pricing. Electrify America charging is priced by the minute. The company has created a new pricing structure to prepare for future EVs capable of charging from 50kW up to 150kW and 350kW. Under the new Electrify America pricing structure, per-minute costs are dependent on the power level at which the car is charging and the state where the charger is located.

There will be three power levels for pricing: 0 – 75 kW; 76kW – 125 kW; and 126kW to 350kW.


Complete pricing information is available at http://www.ElectrifyAmerica.com/pricing and will be updated in late May when the new pricing structure is in place. The mobile app and membership will be released later in May. . . .

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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed May 08, 2019 5:40 pm

FYI, despite the press release, this was an announcement and not a launch. No app is available, nor will it be for another week or two.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Thu May 09, 2019 5:26 pm

Yeah, meant to mention it here as I did in the "Tesla Corporate Outlook" topic but forgot, so thanks for doing so. As I wrote there, "The app and other changes come on line in late May."

One more site has opened, making #13 for the month and #169 total: Port St. Lucie, FL (I-95). With this opening, it's now possible to travel the length of the peninsula all the way down to Miami (122 miles), so this one is high value. It's still a bit far to the next QC on I-95 to the north in Ormond Beach (149 miles), but you can detour over to the one in Orlando if you're worried about it, giving you two legs of 114 and 64 miles instead. Once the QC on I-95 in Cocoa opens this won't be an issue, as the leg lengths will then be Ormond Beach < 67 miles > Cocoa < 82 miles > PSL.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri May 10, 2019 3:48 pm

Two sites have opened, making 15 for the month and 171 total: La Mirada, CA (N. of Jct. I-5/S.R. 39); Lumberton, SC (Jct. I-95/U.S. 301).

La Mirada is one of the urban sites (2 CCS/1 CHAdeMO/1 L2). Lumberton is important, shortening the previously too long I-95 leg between Rocky Mount, NC and Florence, SC, from 180 miles to two legs of 119 and 62 miles.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Sat May 11, 2019 12:01 pm

I’ve read the horror stories about Electrify America being unreliable. They are true. Trying to get from Iowa to Denver. Grand Island Nebraska station is off line. Charged at a campground for 4 hours to make it to Lexington, NE. With a 78f battery, this station only puts out 13kW. Ogalala, is out of service so I can’t get to Fort Morgan, CO. Colby, KS is doable from Lexington as an alternative. It is out of service too. So far this trip, only Waukee, IA and Council Bluffs, IA actually work.
Someone way up the thread said this network is a joke. It is a cruel joke. I did the trip because when I left, all stations reported “in service “ on the EA webpage. Don’t be fooled, this only means not under construction. You must phone in to the call center to ask if things actually work. This 11 hour drive in an ICE will take me 3 days.

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