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Re: Electrify America Network

Tue May 21, 2019 5:33 pm

Paul, make it three, Bridgeport too: https://www.plugshare.com/location/191333

I still want Lee Vining, but at least the cheapskate's route from the Bay Area across the Sierra via 108 (Sonora Pass) to 395 then down the east side will be available, avoiding the Yosemite entrance fee of $35 (or $70 for an annual pass) for an extra 35 miles or so of driving. Olancha (Coso Junction) is better than Lone Pine for people heading to Death Valley from SoCal, albeit not as good for those coming south from SLT/Reno or doing the round trip from Bishop to Whitney Portal and return. But we'll take it! [Edit]: I see you already mentioned Bridgeport in the Sierra East side topic.

Plugshare but not EA is showing Madera and Selma as open, but no check-in is shown, so I don't know hoe they determined that. I won't list them as open until they're "official".
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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed May 22, 2019 5:24 pm

Two sites are open, making 26 for the month, 182 total: Mt. Vernon, WA (I-5, just S. of Jct. S.R. 20); N. Charleston, SC (U.s. 78, 1 mi. E. of I-26).

Mt. Vernon expands I-5 north of Everett, and provides access to N. Cascades NP, Mt. Baker etc.

N. Charleston makes Columbia - Charleston via I-26 easy, and also provides access to/from Walterboro and Florence on I-95.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Thu May 23, 2019 4:42 pm

Stephens city, VA. (I-81 btwn. I-66 and U.S. 50) is open, #27 for the month, #183 total.

This expands I-81 northwards so that it can connect to I-70 at Hagerstown, but the leg from Fincastle needs to be shortened from 151 miles. Staunton willl do that when it is open.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Tue May 28, 2019 5:20 pm

Five sites have opened, making 32 for the month and 188 total: Renton, WA (Jct. I-405/S.R. 900); Grants, NM (Jct. I-40/S.R. 117); Vidor, TX (Jct. I-10/S.R. 12, NE of Beaumont); Hodgkins, IL (JCt. U.S. 45/66, W. of Chicago off I-55, and N. or I-294); Cordele, GA (I-75, between Valdosta and Macon).

Renton and Hodgkins are urban sites with 2 CCS/1 CHAdeMO/1 L2, the others are intended for road trips. Renton also allows Seattle to be bypassed for trips along I-5.

Grants is the first site west of ABQ on I-40, with ABQ, Gallup, Winslow and Flagstaff coming soon. You can also reach Santa Fe (127 miles) and from there, Taos .

Vidor cuts the 137 mile I-10 leg between Houston and Sulphur, LA into two legs of 94 and 45 miles.

Cordele cuts the 168 mile I-75 leg between Forsyth and Valdosta, GA into two legs of 82 and 87 miles.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri May 31, 2019 4:51 pm

Four sites opened on 5/30, making 36 for the month and 192 total: Lynnwood, WA (Jct. I-5/405, Urb.); W. Sacramento, CA (I-80. SW of Jct. with I-5); Beaver, UT (Jct. I-15/S.R. 21/153); Port Charlotte, FL (I-75 btwn. Sarasota and Ft. Myers).

Seven! more sites opened today, making 43! for the month and 199 total: Novato, CA (U.S. 101 N.W. of Jct. S.R. 37); Scipio, UT (Jct. I-15/E. U.S. 50); Benson, AZ (Jct. I-10/S.R. 80); Gallup, NM (Jct. I-40/U.S. 491); Van Horn, TX (I-10, W. of Jct. I-10/20); Miami. FL (S.R. 836, W. of S.R. 826); Bridgewater, NJ (Jct. I-287/S.R. 28, Urb.).

Beaver and Scipio make it possible to drive from Las Vegas to SLC, and the leg from Mesquite (145 miles) is just beyond the 140 miles that I consider max. practical range; when the "Coming soon" Washington and/or Cedar City open it will be practical the whole way. From Beaver you can easily do the round trip to Cedar Breaks, and to Kolob Canyons in Zion with care. Zion Canyon is reachable one-way from either Mesquite NV or Beaver, and there are L2s there to allow the round trip. It's also possible to do the round trip from Beaver all the way out to Rainbow Pt. in Bryce Canyon, with extreme care. There are NEMA 14-50s in Bryce at RV parks.

Benson makes it possible to travel from Phoenix to El Paso (dest. charging needed in Phoenix), but infill is needed to shorten some legs. If your last name is Earp, Holliday, Clanton or McLaury, from Benson you can easily make the round trip (assuming you survive) to Tombstone :shock: ; or you can also easily do the round trip to Contention City if you need to catch the 3:10 to Yuma :lol:

Van Horn will eventually link El Paso to sites on both I-10 and I-20. Novato makes it possible to travel further north of S.F. on 101, or easily round trip to Pt. Reyes or Bodega Bay.

Port Charlotte makes it possible to drive from Bushnell to Naples via I-75, but infill in the Tampa-Bradenton area is needed to make it practical. The others are primarily urban sites, but can of course be used for trips.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:27 pm

Lacey, WA (Jct. I-5/S.R. 510) is open, #1 for the month and more significantly, the 200th site opened. For comparison, the 1st site opened May 2nd of last year, and the 100th site opened Feb. 9th, or 9 months, 1 week. The second 100 took 3 months, 3 weeks. It will be interesting to see if EA can maintain or even increase the record pace they set last month.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:33 pm

GRA wrote:Lacey, WA (Jct. I-5/S.R. 510) is open, #1 for the month and more significantly, the 200th site opened. For comparison, the 1st site opened May 2nd of last year, and the 100th site opened Feb. 9th, or 9 months, 1 week. The second 100 took 3 months, 3 weeks. It will be interesting to see if EA can maintain or even increase the record pace they set last month.


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Re: Electrify America Network

Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:35 pm

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
GRA wrote:Lacey, WA (Jct. I-5/S.R. 510) is open, #1 for the month and more significantly, the 200th site opened. For comparison, the 1st site opened May 2nd of last year, and the 100th site opened Feb. 9th, or 9 months, 1 week. The second 100 took 3 months, 3 weeks. It will be interesting to see if EA can maintain or even increase the record pace they set last month.


Lacey Walmart Scoreboard.

Chademo; 1-0 (That would be me of course! 8-) )

CCS ; 0-2 (Bolt and i3)

Note; We have a Tesla Model 3 with a "green" check in. Since there is no level 2 at the site, he either has an adapter no one knows about or isn't completely familiar with how plugshare check ins work.



FYI; SR 510 and I-5 run parallel in that area so not quite what I would call a junction.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:43 pm

DaveinOlyWA wrote:FYI; SR 510 and I-5 run parallel in that area so not quite what I would call a junction.

Best I could do without having to list a street name. Anyone interested will just check Plugshare or EA's website for the exact address. More importantly, it's now practical to travel the entire I-5 corridor in Oregon and Washington using EA QCs. Or it will be, once they get the CCS bugs sorted out, and there are other charging options available in the meantime.

There are a lot more EA sites to come, but I particularly like Kelso, Yakima and Tacoma, and in Oregon, Hood River (still showing in Rufus, but that site's apparently been abandoned), Salem and Springfield. They could also use one in Biggs (Jct. I-84/U.S. 97).
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Re: Electrify America Network

Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:56 pm

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