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Re: Los Angeles Metro Area Leafers

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:02 am
by timhebb
iluvusweetleaf wrote:... unlike those Fujitsu chargers at the dealership the electronics are well shielded and you can actually listen to the radio while you are charging

The dealership chargers are actually manufactured by Sumitomo; they deliver up to 44kW maximum. Fuji Electric's FRC series of DC quick chargers take a bit longer to charge a LEAF - about an hour - as they supply a 25kW charge.

Re: Los Angeles Metro Area Leafers

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:21 pm
by walterbays
I was in LA today and saw a new eVgo freedom station, QC + L2, at Stonewood Center in Downey. It's not open yet but a sign says coming soon, and all looks complete.

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

Re: Los Angeles Metro Area Leafers

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:44 pm
by DarthPuppy
Thanks for the heads up. Looking at the link again, I see several "coming soon" that will really help me out. I've been using the Camarillo Outlet mall and am looking forward the the Thousand Oaks Mall, Warner Center and Tarzana locations.

Also, I see that Nissan has come through with DCQCs at the Oxnard and Simi Valley dealerships. Now if we can get one along the 118 in the San Fernando valley and one in Malibu, I'll have a huge expansion of EV range to places I occassionally commute. This is good to see (albeit I'd prefer to see the build out happen faster). This will definitely help me do more with the EV and use my ICE less.

Re: Los Angeles Metro Area Leafers

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:20 am
by JeremyW
QC at the brea mall looks good to me! :)

Re: Los Angeles Metro Area Leafers

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:19 am
by hill
Oh wow !! really? is it commissioned yet?
nothing shows up on plugshare.com

Re: Los Angeles Metro Area Leafers

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:52 am
by TomT
The problem is that you must have enough range - or an alternate plan - in case one of those QCs is unavailable... Otherwise you are faced with at least a major inconvenience...

DarthPuppy wrote:Thanks for the heads up. Looking at the link again, I see several "coming soon" that will really help me out. I've been using the Camarillo Outlet mall and am looking forward the the Thousand Oaks Mall, Warner Center and Tarzana locations. Also, I see that Nissan has come through with DCQCs at the Oxnard and Simi Valley dealerships. Now if we can get one along the 118 in the San Fernando valley and one in Malibu, I'll have a huge expansion of EV range to places I occassionally commute. This is good to see (albeit I'd prefer to see the build out happen faster). This will definitely help me do more with the EV and use my ICE less.

Re: Los Angeles Metro Area Leafers

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:18 am
by KeiJidosha
What eVgo is getting right is location. Close to freeways, mostly at malls, with plenty to do if there is a wait. Better that they are late than nowhere.

Re: Los Angeles Metro Area Leafers

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:30 pm
by DarthPuppy
TomT wrote:The problem is that you must have enough range - or an alternate plan - in case one of those QCs is unavailable... Otherwise you are faced with at least a major inconvenience...


Actually, I factor that in. For instance, at the eVgo in Camarillo, they have 1 QC and 3 level 2s located in different sections. So if the QC is down, the level 2s should still be good. In theory, I can make it to Santa Monica and back without a charge. But I want the ability to stop at multiple points on the way if needed (precisely in case there is a problem with one). 30 minutes on level 2 will be enough boost to get me home safely.

So the QC actually is just more convenient and helps me to decide to take the trip ICEless. However, if I'm really tight on schedule and the consequences of being late to destination are high, it would be the ICE.

And when planning such a trip, I can check the status online before taking the Leaf. Yes, it could change before I get there and need the charge, but I figure I've mitigated the risk to a reasonable level.

Re: Los Angeles Metro Area Leafers

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:38 pm
by JeremyW
hill wrote:Oh wow !! really? is it commissioned yet?
nothing shows up on plugshare.com

No no, I mean just that it's a good location.

Re: Los Angeles Metro Area Leafers

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:05 pm
by hill
JeremyW wrote:
hill wrote:Oh wow !! really? is it commissioned yet?
nothing shows up on plugshare.com

No no, I mean just that it's a good location.

:cry:

:mrgreen: