finman100
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Re: ICEless in Seattle : Official Pacific NorthWest thread

Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:30 pm

Yes, more charging! We do use the Lincoln City Aerovironment QC when we don't want to pay $10 for the Seascape RV Park connection. Lincoln City is just a bit out of the way when we return to the Valley from Pacific City. We usually can make Highway 18/22 all the way back to Highway 99, via Grand Ronde AV quick charge, which is a very busy location!

And Bob at the Seascape RV Park has most recently let us charge for $5 for 2 hours if an RV spot is open, instead of $10 no matter what.

Destination charging is great! While we walk the beaches, have a brew at the Pelican, or any other local business activity, we are 'filling' the car for the return trip.

Hopefully more and more businesses realize this and just need some guidance and more voices heard to get on this bandwagon.

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Re: ICEless in Seattle : Official Pacific NorthWest thread

Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:02 am

Has Washington State finished installing quick chargers? I still don't feel comfortable traveling from Olympia to Seattle. The Blink quick chargers are horribly unreliable. I wish there were a way we could have them all replaced with AV quick chargers. :evil:
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Re: ICEless in Seattle : Official Pacific NorthWest thread

Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:31 pm

I completely agree with the Blink statement. So frustrating! I have Chargepoint ranked above Blink and that is saying something. The Chargepoint chargers at Nissan dealers have heat issues, shutting down when hot because most have been installed with NO shade. Yes it gets hot here in the PNW. It also eventually stops raining, haha.

The AV network just works. Some of the spots here in OR are becoming busy...need more stalls per location. But of course that is years away. One can hope.

Plugshare.com is still awesome. I've checked it alot since getting my Leaf June 2014 and there are many new places to QC. But many are unreliable as to be funny.

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Re: ICEless in Seattle : Official Pacific NorthWest thread

Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:16 pm

I have to agree with the AV network's reliability. Unfortunately for my plans to visit the Tacoma area last weekend, I checked the Aerovironment web site the Friday evening before, and found the Castle Rock station was "unavailable". I phoned their 24/7 support number in hopes that their info was stale. No; it turns out that the web site's picture is pretty much live. The phone operator consulted her computer and told me that her records showed that the QC station had "failed a self-test" three hours previously, and that was the reason it was offline. It's very encouraging that their info is so current, and even MORE encouraging that they actually have regularly-executing selftests (the Blink network's selftests were all provided by irate users). Now if only it would occur to them to have someone in their service department take a look at their site every few hours, and preemptively go off and start the repair without being asked.

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Re: ICEless in Seattle : Official Pacific NorthWest thread

Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:40 pm

Luft wrote:Has Washington State finished installing quick chargers? I still don't feel comfortable traveling from Olympia to Seattle. The Blink quick chargers are horribly unreliable. I wish there were a way we could have them all replaced with AV quick chargers. :evil:


According to the Governor during his speech at Bellevue Nissan's grand opening (and unveiling of the largest concentration of Chademo Chargers in the US) they will be starting installations back up. no real info given but there was a study done last June and the proposals are pretty compelling

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Re: ICEless in Seattle : Official Pacific NorthWest thread

Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:59 pm

I'm glad they aren't finished yet and being able to easily reach Ocean Shores would be great!

However, I see they don't plan on any more between Olympia and Seattle. There are quite a few now but as I said most can't be trusted. Ecotally needs to be forced to either keep their DCQC operational or help pay to have more reliable units installed such as AV DCQC units.

The bad thing about having DCQC units spread too thin is that if a driver arrives at a charger and it is down, that driver may not be able to reach the next station. I have been burned by Blink chargers too often and I always get a queezy feeling if I have to depend on one.
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Re: ICEless in Seattle : Official Pacific NorthWest thread

Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:41 pm

Luft wrote:I'm glad they aren't finished yet and being able to easily reach Ocean Shores would be great!

However, I see they don't plan on any more between Olympia and Seattle. There are quite a few now but as I said most can't be trusted. Ecotally needs to be forced to either keep their DCQC operational or help pay to have more reliable units installed such as AV DCQC units.

The bad thing about having DCQC units spread too thin is that if a driver arrives at a charger and it is down, that driver may not be able to reach the next station. I have been burned by Blink chargers too often and I always get a queezy feeling if I have to depend on one.


the pix I posted is suggesting a fast charger in DuPont. Granted, not the ideal location but the more the merrier. I do agree that a city the size of Tacoma without a single fast charger is puzzling
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Re: ICEless in Seattle : Official Pacific NorthWest thread

Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:45 pm

If you guys can figure out how to get to Moscow Idaho... I will give you a free L charge.
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Re: ICEless in Seattle : Official Pacific NorthWest thread

Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:10 pm

Washington state seriously need to add more AV chargers and more stalls at their existing locations. I just finished a trip from Seattle to Vancouver, WA and at two AV DCQC locations (Centralia and Ridgefield) I had to wait in line to get a charge, both locations at one time had four cars waiting for the DCQC. The silver lining is that I've gotten to meeting my fellow EV lovers.
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Re: ICEless in Seattle : Official Pacific NorthWest thread

Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:30 pm

hmmwv wrote:Washington state seriously need to add more AV chargers and more stalls at their existing locations. I just finished a trip from Seattle to Vancouver, WA and at two AV DCQC locations (Centralia and Ridgefield) I had to wait in line to get a charge, both locations at one time had four cars waiting for the DCQC. The silver lining is that I've gotten to meeting my fellow EV lovers.


ya, our EV support is lacking. We are really pathetic but then again, we still among the leaders for public charging and THAT is truly sad
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