Valdemar
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Re: Los Angeles Metro Area Leafers

Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:59 am

Free parking on weekends? Sounds like my occasional trips to Huntington library may become easier and I can finally find some use for that folding bike I bought 4 years ago :)
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abasile
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Re: Los Angeles Metro Area Leafers

Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:02 pm

Valdemar wrote:Free parking on weekends? Sounds like my occasional trips to Huntington library may become easier and I can finally find some use for that folding bike I bought 4 years ago :)

Yep, free parking (and charging) at that Caltech garage after 5PM and on weekends. :D
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KK6PD
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Re: Los Angeles Metro Area Leafers

Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:10 pm

Hi all,

1st ... I live in the Glendale pan handle up on the hill, take the "2" North! Thats a GID Killer! Well last April, I bought a 2014 1 year leased used LEAF SL, Certified with 100k FULL warranty, in Glendale 11k on the ODO, 6k trade in on Gen II Prius, drove away with total of 18k!
Nice, geeze I just love this car, perfect for work & back!
Carwings seemed to have a fit when I named her "Tesla Lite" yes, I am going to the Model 3 in time, but hey, Nissan may surprise me!

2nd, ... I have been on a hunt for Charging locations, saw the last post from a couple months ago, Googled it, and came up with this ...

Two charging stations have been installed in the South Wilson parking structure, and one in the Holliston parking structure. The fee for use of the stations for the Caltech community is $1.25/hour, with a 1 hour minimum. The general public will be charged $2.00/hour, with a 1 hour minimum. Charging time is limited to 4-hours
A valid parking permit is required to park while charging the vehicle. All chargers are part of the ChargePoint Network, so users must be a member of the ChargePoint program..
To register your vehicle, come by the parking office at 515 S. Wilson (second floor) to get your "ChargePass"

... from Caltech Parking & Commuter Services https://parking.caltech.edu/Other/Electric

Since I already have a Chargepoint card, as well as 4 other providers, I would think, just bring the CP card, say I am set, permit please & lets park!!
I like the idea of registering if you are going to use the facility with any regularity. It means the pool of potential users is smaller, and the probability, I hope Caltech students are smarter than mere man, that the EV space will be taken by a nasty evil ICE vehicle, will be way less!!
While I would love to see free, I can use this just fine, especially when my wife & I go to East Pas area Colorado St for food & fun!

sparky
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Re: Los Angeles Metro Area Leafers

Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:25 pm

Well, if you get too low on Gids to make it up the 2 I'm about half way between Mountain and VHH and on Plugshare. Feel free to charge in my driveway if it comes to that.

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KK6PD
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Re: Los Angeles Metro Area Leafers

Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:19 am

Sparky, NICE, thanks for the offer! I have quickly come to realize the only way to beat the "2" uphill, is not to play the game! So every afternoon around 1pm, I take verdugo road up, and save bunches of power! I eventually wind my way up and get to Lowell Av, and I usually have 55-58 miles left on the car! Going down the "2", I usually gain 8-10 miles, hit the ramp to 134 west, 5 south, Los Felize off to ABC Network lot in east Hollywood! There the Chargepoint stations wait for my arrival!

hitchhiker
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Re: Los Angeles Metro Area Leafers

Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:33 pm

When I'm in Pasadena, I use either the lot between Fair Oaks and Raymond, just north of green, the one at Holly and Arroyo or the one across from Pasadena Memorial Park on Raymond. All three of them have several free level 2 chargers -- you just pay the normal parking lot fee.

Plugshare shows that a whole lot more are appearing in Pasadena.

BTW -- I also live at the top of the hill in Tujunga. My rule of thumb when going home from downtown or Glendale is that I want 40% left for that climb. It's never failed me (but I've been down to 8% a couple of times).

RonDawg
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Re: Los Angeles Metro Area Leafers

Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:05 pm

KK6PD wrote:I have quickly come to realize the only way to beat the "2" uphill, is not to play the game! So every afternoon around 1pm, I take verdugo road up, and save bunches of power!


The northbound 2 Freeway indeed is a GID-sucker. It's at a considerably higher elevation than local streets. Plus traffic is often going 80+ even in the uphill direction.

Sadly, the 210 corridor between Pasadena and I-5 is a bit sparse with public charging stations. PlugShare used to show a ChargePoint station at La Cañada High School and free L2 at Verdugo Hills Hospital but for some reason they're no longer on that map.
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