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Re: NRG eVgo in New England

Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:58 am

I think there is one planned for the Manchester mall. Thought it would be in by now. But, no.
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Re: NRG eVgo in New England

Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:41 am

New eVgo QC at Patriot Place.

Edit: Hmmm, only a couple hours later and it's disappeared from Plugshare. Must have been a prank.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 AHr
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 AHr


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Re: NRG eVgo in New England

Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:17 am

So, the Flex plan Quck Charging costs the set up fee plus $4.95 plus 20¢ / minute? So for a full hour to fully charge a nearly depleted 24kWh Leaf, or an e-Golf would be ~$12?

Yikes!

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Re: NRG eVgo in New England

Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:54 pm

Actually, almost all of them shut off after 30 minutes, so that would be $10.95.
If you stayed for a full hour it would be another $10.95, as you'd have to start another session. So almost $22 for an hour.

In contrast, the ChargePoint QCs at UMass Amherst are $5/hr Max.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 AHr
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 AHr


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Re: NRG eVgo in New England

Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:04 am

They almost might as well not exist, then. That is a crazy amount of money to charge a car to drive 75-100 miles.

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Re: NRG eVgo in New England

Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:50 pm

For the near future, I think most of their revenue is coming from OEM promotions, like NCTC, and other, similar programs. People paying cash are just incidental. For my very occasional use, it's worth it as I want a fast charge at a good location, and they usually have two per site so there's backup if one is down. I can amortize the cost, and I'm happy to help show there's demand, so they build even more. But I'd sure like to see more lower cost ChargePoint units.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 AHr
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 AHr


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Re: NRG eVgo in New England

Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:07 am

DNAinaGoodWay wrote:For the near future, I think most of their revenue is coming from OEM promotions, like NCTC, and other, similar programs. People paying cash are just incidental. For my very occasional use, it's worth it as I want a fast charge at a good location, and they usually have two per site so there's backup if one is down. I can amortize the cost, and I'm happy to help show there's demand, so they build even more. But I'd sure like to see more lower cost ChargePoint units.


This is exactly my take on the situation too.

Programs like NCTC can be a great way to assure revenue for these networks. And then the OEMs don't have to build their own proprietary network like Tesla did. Unfortunately this method is taking longer to get off the ground. If it does, it will be truly game-changing due to the openness to all makes of cars.

I would use a QC on average 2-4 times per month. I would pay these prices for now to show demand. The hope is that as networks grow, so does competition. There is no way they can charge $22/hr if there is a ChargePoint nearby charging $5/hr. Once the market hits critical mass, free market competition can take over. Until then, there is no guarantee that we will ever get to critical mass.
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Re: NRG eVgo in New England

Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:01 am

Ditto. If ever they become as ubiquitous as gas stations, they'll hopefully be as price competitive as gas stations are.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 AHr
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 AHr


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Re: NRG eVgo in New England

Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:48 am

New QC in Bedford NH. Right below Manchester.

Also Arlington MA off Route 2

Both at Whole Foods,, dual units
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 AHr
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 AHr


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Re: NRG eVgo in New England

Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:22 am

I'm jealous of your network. This new unit is not far off the path I take to visit my brother in Portland, ME. Already a 200-mile EV could *almost* make the trip. It would be a little nerve wracking getting from Syracuse to New England, though, with only L2s to back me up. I guess I could just stay off the highway and slow down.
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