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!