GRA
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Re: Electrify America Network

Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:31 pm


Listed yesterday, under Tulalip. "Seattle Premium Outlets" is deceptive as it's north of Everett, and I couldn't find it on the EA map yesterday until i zoomed it well out. I've noticed that "Premium Outlets" often take the name of the biggest city around, but are actually located many miles away where the real estate's cheaper. Another example is the "San Francisco Premium Outlets", which is located in Livermore, on the opposite side of San Francisco Bay from San Francisco, and 20 miles inland.
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:52 am

DougWantsALeaf wrote:Electrify America just called me about my inquiry regarding 100KW Chademo Chargers. They currently have no plans to upgrade their 50KW chargers to 100KW chargers, and do not currently have plans to add 100 KW Chademos in the near future.

Too bad, though I was appreciative that EA has responded each time I reached out.

Leaf drivers with the Plus, start emailing EA and ask for the better chargers.

If we can generate enough requests, maybe, just maybe, we can get that second Chademo at the EA locations and a improved charging rates.


Be careful what you ask for. The rates above 75 kwh are high. The 50 kwh stations do charge faster than 50 kwh on Plus models and other chademo's like the Kia so the lower rates do make a feasible option for the value conscious traveler.
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smkettner
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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:56 am

What is the point of 100 kW if the LEAF throttles the charge due to battery heat?
I am with EA on this one.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:20 am

DaveinOlyWA wrote: the lower rates do make a feasible option for the value conscious traveler.

Now there is a silver lining :lol: :lol:
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:04 am

On the flipside; I just finished charge at brand new EVGO in DuPont. (Had to add ace hardware location to Facebook...) Was able to talk to contractor and they wired it for 150 KW and expect that upgrade to come thru "within the year"
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DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:11 pm

I agree that its more economical that we as Leaf (and old Soul, Prime, and Outlander) drivers are getting the lower EA rate, but if we expect Chademo to have any chance of surviving, we need stations to move to the 400 and then the 900KW standard.

As a home charger, I am supportive of stations charging for power, as I want the model to be sustainable. It also reduces congestion. In our community, they recently went from free public chargers to $1/hour (Level 2). The change made accessibility much better almost over night as the Telsa 3's would plug in for 9 hours at a time.

Will be doing my first EA charge this weekend in Iowa (Between Des Moines and Iowa City).
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GRA
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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:06 pm

Three sites have opened, making 30 for the month and 229 total: Lakewood, CO (I-70, W. of dwtn. Denver); Ozona, TX (I-10); Vernon, PA (S.R. 51, N. of I-70).

Lakewood is the first QC site in the Denver area on I-70 rather than N. or S. of it, and removes the detour to one of those for those traveling along I-70 to/from the west.

Ozona was needed to shorten the barely possible with extreme care 201 mile leg between Ft. Stockton and Junction to a practical two legs of 109 and 93 miles. Tallahassee is the last remaining infill needed east of Texas on I-10 to make the whole route from Jacksonville to El Paso practical (as opposed to possible). Still need a couple in AZ (Casa Grande or Tempe) and/or NM (somewhere between Wilcox and Deming, both inclusive) in addition, to make the already possible continuation to Phoenix practical.

Vernon makes it possible with care and a bit of a detour to avoid the toll section of I-70&76 in western PA and cut over via S.R. 51 to Uniontown, and then take U.S. 40 to the toll-free I-68 into Hagerstown (153 miles) instead; or shorten the 191 mile I-70&76 leg between Cambridge, OH and Bedford, PA to two legs of 109 and 86 miles.

I'll probably be offline until Sunday, as I'm heading down to Solvang with a friend tomorrow to do some bike riding over the next few days.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:48 pm

Three sites have opened, making 33 for the month and 232 total: Richfield, UT (I-70); Charlotte, NC (Jct. I-85/S.R. 24); New Castle, DE (S.R. 13, 3 Mi. S. of I-495).

Richfield is needed to allow travel along I-70 btwn. I-15 and Grand Junction, but at least one more site, probably in Green River or Crescent Junction, UT, is needed to make the trip possible let alone practical, as it's 225 miles between Richfield and Grand Jct. Richfield connects to Beaver, Scipio and Spanish Fork.

Charlotte provides connections to EA QCs all around it on I-40/74//77/81/85/95.

New Castle appears to be for bypassing downtown Wilmington on I-95.

220 or so highway sites are open out of the 300 Hwy sites which were required to be open or substantially underway by today. Out of the 232 total that are open, some, perhaps 6 -12, have been urban sites, which weren't part of the 300 highway sites required by today.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:36 pm

Is there a reason why east of I95 in NC there are no non-tesla fast charging stations by any company including EA / EVGo etc. It seem this area is due for some stations, but I see none in progress or being planned. It's a huge gap given the number of vehicles that could potentially utilize it with folks traveling west to east on I64 / I40 etc.
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GetOffYourGas
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Re: Electrify America Network

Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:47 am

GRA wrote:220 or so highway sites are open out of the 300 Hwy sites which were required to be open or substantially underway by today. Out of the 232 total that are open, some, perhaps 6 -12, have been urban sites, which weren't part of the 300 highway sites required by today.


Frankly, given all of the red tape they have faced, I call this impressive. They are still claiming they will meet their Cycle I commitment (and part of Cycle II) by the end of this year. Overall, I'm happy with EA's progress so far.

That said, it's still very frustrating that the chargers I would personally use the most are sitting there, almost fully installed, but not yet turned on. And it seems that much of CA is also "coming soon". Here we are in the midst of summer travel season, and there are still significant gaps.
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