DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:04 am

I will say, that even with the single station, having EA in place has made multi-state journeys more doable in the midwest. Prior to that we had many more sections with just Level 2 availability.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:28 pm

Crescent City, CA (U.S. 101, S. of Jct. U.S. 199) is open, #2 for the month, #234 total.

At the moment the only way to reach it is from Grant's Pass. It will require the "Coming soon" sites in Willits and Eureka to open to make it practical from the south, and Anderson and/or Yreka from the east or southeast.

EA has added some new sites to the "Coming Soon" map, that fall into the "this is an obvious spot where one's needed" category: Baker, CA (presumably right next to the EVgo station); Ritzville, WA; Lordsburg, NM; Perry, UT (basically Brigham City); Glenwood Springs, CO. Still waiting for Green River, UT and Wendover, UT or more likely W. Wendover, NV.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:21 pm

Two sites have opened, making 4 for the month and 236 total: Erie, PA (Jct. I-90/U.S. 19); Cary, NC (Urb.,, Jct. I-40/440/U.S. 64).

Cary's listing is kind of strange, as it shows 1 CCS, 2 CCS/CHAdeMO, 1 L2. Judging by site photos it appears that the CCS-only and CCS-CHAdeMO numbers have been reversed, as 2/1/1 is the norm, and that's what appears to be present.

I had occasion to ride past the "Coming soon" site in Castro Valley a few days back and they had the trenches dug, but no pedestals as yet. Any time I happen to pass by I'll check on the progress and report it.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:28 pm

The pictures on plug share show 2 ccs only and one combo station, guessing it’s a mistake. I was exited for a minute that my calls into EA had possibly changed policy. No such luck.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:40 pm

DougWantsALeaf wrote:The pictures on plug share show 2 ccs only and one combo station, guessing it’s a mistake. I was exited for a minute that my calls into EA had possibly changed policy. No such luck.

Yes, and what appears to be 1 L2 on the right. The Plugshare listing appears to be incorrect from the photos, as they show the site as having 4 CCS, 1 ChAdeMO". EA's method, while reversed in this instance, is more accurate: X CCS, Y CCS-CHAdeMO, Z Level 2 (if present). The correct listing should be 2 CCS, 1 CCS-CHAdeMO, 1 Level 2, the normal urban site. I'll send them an email.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:22 pm

Casa Grande, AZ (Jct. I-10/S.R. 287, N. of Jct. I-8) is open, #5 for the month and #237 total.

This either shortens or eliminates the detour to Buckeye when driving between Yuma and Benson. Instead of Yuma <-155-> Buckeye <-189-> Benson, it's now Yuma <-155-> Buckeye <-81-> Casa Grande <-111-> Benson = 347 miles total, or else Yuma <-178-> Casa Grande <-111-> Benson = 290 miles total.

To make the direct trip practical as opposed to possible, a QC in Gila Bend or somewhere west of it, say Dateland, and/or the "Coming Soon" one in Tucson is needed
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Re: Electrify America Network

Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:10 pm

Two sites are open, making 7 for the month and 239 total: Madisonville, TX I(Jct. I-45/U.S. 190/S.R. 30); Tallahassee, FL (Jct. I-10/U.S. 319).

Madisonville shortens the leg from Huntsville to Dallas from 170 miles to a more reasonable 145, and makes the leg from Houston 96 miles instead of 70. There's a "Coming soon" site in Ennis will make a 111 mile leg from Madisonville, and then it's 35 miles to Dallas.

The much-needed Tallahassee shortens the 186 mile leg between Chipley and Lake City to two legs of 86 and 102 miles. The longest remaining legs along the I-8/10/12 route that need shortening are between San Diego and Casa Grande, and Benson and Deming (Lordsburg).

Also, Pecos, TX has finally appeared on the "Coming soon" map, which will make the entirety of I-20 in W. Texas practical when open.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:40 am

Guy, still no sign of progress here in Central California. None of the stations with kiosks installed have come on line: Pismo Beach, Bakersfield, Coso Junction, Bridgeport.

For that matter, same with ChargePoint. Recargo has fallen off the face of the earth.

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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:52 pm

Paul, I figure they'll happen when they happen; if they're open by the end of the year, I can live with that even though it's later than i'd wish. Having just driven down 101 from the Bay Area to Solvang and back, at least there are EA sites under construction all along the route, even though none of them are open yet. Same for 395. 101 does at least have some Chargepoint and EVgo stations already.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:06 pm

St. Charles, MO (I-70 W. of St. Louis) is open, #8 for the month and #240 total. Also, the "Vernon, PA" site is now being called "Belle Vernon".

St. Charles is a much better location than Collinsville for people traveling E-W along I-70, or between I-70 west of STL and I-55 north. Boonville to Collinsville is a 159 mile leg while Boonville to St. Charles is only 125 miles, and from St. Charles it's 110 miles to Springfield, 117 miles to Effingham and 99 miles to Mt. Vernon, IL.
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