evken
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Re: BC L3 Quick Charge Station Status

Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:18 pm

No sign of level 3 charge at science world in Vancouver. Anyone know anything about it?

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Re: BC L3 Quick Charge Station Status

Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:34 pm

evken wrote:No sign of level 3 charge at science world in Vancouver. Anyone know anything about it?


Stay tuned till after May
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Re: BC L3 Quick Charge Station Status

Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:38 pm

Updated the original post... Meritt has been operational for a while. BCIT expected April 1st, currently testing..
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Re: BC L3 Quick Charge Station Status

Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:01 pm

Hello all, I have been deciding whether to purchase a Nissan LEAF for a new job I am about to start in April. I've been investigating the possibilities of road-trips with the car as well, as we prefer to be a one-car family. To that end, I have been working on a spreadsheet of how to get from Nelson to the Island and back again this summer (you can find it here -> https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/628 ... anner.xlsx).

I've also been hunting around trying to find information on the L3 stations that appear on Plugshare. I found an article on the Surrey station at Powertech Labs, and after following a few more links realized they are (more or less?) a part of BC Hydro. Not knowing who to contact for further information, I worked through the "Contact Us" box for BC Hydro and submitted my thoughts on L3 deployment in BC. (I put a link to my spreadsheet in my feedback - if you look at it, you'll see a rough draft on how to travel using current infrastructure, what it would be like with some additional key L2 stations installed, and what it would be like with L3 stations.)

Having found this forum today, I also found this thread! I see in the first post that the 13 stations noted later in the thread are accounted for, and that there seem to be two additional ones. What about the other 15-17 stations? Is anyone aware of a list or a map? I hope there is still some chance to provide feedback. It seems that there is too much emphasis on putting the L3s in the metropolitan area and not enough on highway corridors. I really don't see the need for multiple stations within that tight of a radius.

If BC isn't careful, we'll end up like California, with all the charging infrastructure too concentrated, and not spread out enough like Washington and Oregon. We dearly want to remain a one-car family, and that won't happen unless the infrastructure is deployed along highway routes. (Unless someone wants to give me 100k for a Tesla of course! ;) )
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Re: BC L3 Quick Charge Station Status

Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:53 pm

Hey all,

I stopped in to Uptown here in Victoria a week ago and saw no signs of construction... spoke with the customer service girls and got the same response as above (still in negotiations with Saanich and BC Hydro) and (she whispered) it may even be a fast charging station! haha....

My hunch is that any new stations have been put on hold so they can be dual plugs with SAE Combo like we're starting to see in the States.... would be nice to hear something from Hydro though...

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Re: BC L3 Quick Charge Station Status

Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:13 pm

tantousha wrote:
My hunch is that any new stations have been put on hold so they can be dual plugs with SAE Combo like we're starting to see in the States.... would be nice to hear something from Hydro though...


This is one of the excuses that Hydro-Quebec has used in the past to explain why the absence of Quick Chargers.

If it's really true, that means that the many LEAF, i-MiEV and soon Model S (with adapter) drivers are being made to wait because of a supposed need for SAE/Combo.

Meanwhile, there are virtually no SAE/Combo vehicles in private hands in Canada.
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Re: BC L3 Quick Charge Station Status

Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:53 pm

Berlino wrote:
This is one of the excuses that Hydro-Quebec has used in the past to explain why the absence of Quick Chargers.

If it's really true, that means that the many LEAF, i-MiEV and soon Model S (with adapter) drivers are being made to wait because of a supposed need for SAE/Combo.

Meanwhile, there are virtually no SAE/Combo vehicles in private hands in Canada.


I did get to test drive the i3 last weekend at the Vancouver auto show, and I must admit it's a nice car... That said, a major sticking point is that it uses the SAE Combo plug. I feel sorry for the buyer's getting the first i3's in May... I can already see some of them rolling up to the CHAdeMO station trying to figure out how to plug it in haha...

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Re: BC L3 Quick Charge Station Status

Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:46 pm

Looks to be some movement with The Langley Event Centre charge station....

I Drove past the other day and BC Hydro trucks were parked in the front pull-out on 200th working on
what looks like a charge station on the grassy area right in front of a couple parking stalls....

FINGERS CROSSED !!!!!!! I will take a drive inside next time i'm in the area and post an update.....
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tantousha
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Re: BC L3 Quick Charge Station Status

Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:36 pm

christrit wrote:Looks to be some movement with The Langley Event Centre charge station....

I Drove past the other day and BC Hydro trucks were parked in the front pull-out on 200th working on
what looks like a charge station on the grassy area right in front of a couple parking stalls....

FINGERS CROSSED !!!!!!! I will take a drive inside next time i'm in the area and post an update.....


Nice!

Now if only we could the Nissan dealerships to install QC stations in their dealerships haha... Someday.

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Re: BC L3 Quick Charge Station Status

Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:56 pm

I met project engineer from Powertech when charging my leaf at L3 there, they are involved with L3 installations in BC.
When I ask for next L3 to be installed , he told me only one L3 in North Vancouver is coming up next.
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