Pipcecil
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Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:30 am

the best places to look for QC is through eVgo - they own all the current ones in Texas and their map is up-to-date:

https://www.evgonetwork.com/find-a-station/

Both Blink (now owned by car charging) and ChargePoint do install DC chargers, but they have none in Texas (yet).

If you are trying to go from fort worth to Houston that will be hard - you will need to find some level 2's around in between (and it will most likely be dealerships). There are no QCs in between. On IH 45 there is really nothing between IH 20 in Dallas and Huntsville, if you went to Houston you would most likely need to go to waco and then SH 6 to College Station and then to Houston.

Recargo probably has the best overall station location guide - especially since they paired with plugshare:

http://www.recargo.com/search

Plugshare is nice, but its mostly crowd sourced so sometimes it will have the wrong information:

http://www.plugshare.com/

Also, since it appers you are in the DFW area, I maintain a map of all the charging stations in the metroplex (plus a list of cost and how to access all the stations owned by different companies). I keep it updated and even add pictures and ground-truth some as well so the markers are in the correct places:

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=21 ... cf11&msa=0

And congradulations on your leaf!
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USSValor

Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:08 pm

Wow, that map is really useful for us in the DFW area. Let us know if you need anymore pictures.

Pipcecil
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Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:58 pm

I always take more pictures if I don't have one for that charger! And if you do get a pic, send me a description or put on a google map where in the parking lot/compex the station is. I started doing that after searching over 30 minutes for a charger in a outdoor mall before I found it. It was highly annoying so now, if possible I try and locate the actual marker in the correct spot!
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yegua22
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Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:45 am

Is anyone in the College Station/Austin/Houston area that owns a leaf interested in participating at a study at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute? If you are please PM or email me and I will give you the details and see if you would like to participate.

Thanks
Jeremy D. Johnson
Research Specialist
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RottenMutt
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Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:55 pm

adric22 wrote:
Pipcecil wrote:I would help but I am in a forced electricty provider area (aka a co-op) and have NO choice of electricity company and basicly get gouged on price every day.


I think if I were in that situation, I'd be installing solar panels, wind turbine, etc..


I'm assuming the co-op is Tri County. Their rates are lower then everyone elses so settle down and you don't have to call up every 6 months and change plans.
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Pipcecil
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Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:58 am

RottenMutt wrote:
adric22 wrote:
Pipcecil wrote:I would help but I am in a forced electricty provider area (aka a co-op) and have NO choice of electricity company and basicly get gouged on price every day.


I think if I were in that situation, I'd be installing solar panels, wind turbine, etc..


I'm assuming the co-op is Tri County. Their rates are lower then everyone elses so settle down and you don't have to call up every 6 months and change plans.


Nope, its HILCO Electric Co-op. Rates are 6.9 cents per kWh PLUS variable cost of fuel (and a few misc cost like security and lighting). This gives me an average rate of ~12.5-13 cents per kWh. I have NEVER gotten below 12 cents a kWh even when natural gas was cheap. Reliant, TXU, etc. ALL offer flat rates (no fuel or other cost) for 7-9 cents kWh. I know because my sister, brother-in-law, and in-laws all have those same plans as well as its advertised on the "power to choose" website.

In addition, because they are with TXU and/or oncor, they get great rebate programs - solar discounts, heat pump replacement programs, energy efficiency stuff, etc. HILCO? I do get a $75 rebate on HVAC inspection and $200 to replace a full Heat Pump/HVAC system (thats not much considering its $3k+), but thats it really. In addition, HILCO won't buy back solar or wind power if you over generate, that take it as a payment for allow you to have these installations. Wow, so benevolent.

So despite HILCO always touting they have the lowest rates around, its a false rate - they don't include the fuel or other cost in their calculations because it just makes them look better and to "prove" Co-ops are better than competing with other companies and we shouldn't worry about having to choose an electric provider, its just choosen for me because I am not smart enough to make decisions.

So you want to trade places?
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Pipcecil
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Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:13 pm

Just wanted to give you Texans an update on my sheet for available plug ins. Its updated to be a simple reference doc with a very simplified table to help those interested in buying a plug-in to compare at a glance. Its only a general comparison over the important items - as always they can do more research.

The new link is in my signature now! Enjoy and spread around!
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Vaggeto
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Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:21 am

Hi everyone,

I recently purchased a 2015 Leaf in Colorado and within a month of owning it I've moved to the DFW area.

I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on electricians in the Grand Prairie area for installing the needed power in my garage for a L2 charger? I already received the free L2 charger.

My primary breaker box which is already in the garage is full, but I have a 2nd breaker box right below the main due to having a SolarCity solar panel installation. Does anyone know if it's likely that that breaker box could be used for the needed 240v 40amp circuit?

Also, I was wondering if anyone knows the estimated costs to have this done and if there are any installation cost rebate program out there? I found one which reimburses 50% of the cost in Austin, but I'm not finding anything in the DFW area.

Thanks,
John

latitude500
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Location: Cedar Park TX

Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:57 am

Hello everyone,

Hopefully I'll be the owner of a 2013 Nissan Leaf SV soon. I'm located just north of Austin TX, and the car is located in Houston TX. I was wondering if anyone in the Houston area could scan the car for me with SpyLeaf and tell me what is going on with the car? I'd be happy to pay you for the service and your advice.

Thank you so much,
Michael
512- nine six three - two four 61
Michael
Central Texas
Purchased 9.1.2015
White, 2013 LEAF SV
20,591miles
1 bar down 11 to go.

BiggieJohn
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Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:17 pm

Hi, I am now the owner of a 2012 glacier white SL that will be calling Hutto home.
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