DaveinOlyWA
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Re: ICEless in Seattle : Official Pacific NorthWest thread

Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:20 pm

patrick0101 wrote:
Adamboesel wrote:Hey all! Having a surprisingly hard time figuring out how to get from portland to seattle. It appears I need an aerovironment membership to use the quick chargers?...If anyone could give insight on how to plan the trip most efficiently, make sure I can use the quick chargers, etc., I'd appreciate it.
Here is my trip report from Portland to Centralia, Wa.. One more hop and we would have been in Seattle. You can read more details here (link).

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2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles. 2016 S30; 18,297 miles. 363 GIDs, Ahr 82.34, Hx; 100.00% kwh 28.1 QCs 165, L2's 190
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Re: ICEless in Seattle : Official Pacific NorthWest thread

Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:01 pm

Fantastic help! Thanks for the tips.

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Re: ICEless in Seattle : Official Pacific NorthWest thread

Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:46 pm

Hi, I'm planing a trip up north to do a charge N' plug campaign.

How has the network fared up there in the Pacific Northwest since they started charging the subscription ($20 /month?)

Have the Nissan Leaf's taken over wit their free 'No charge' program giving away free charging.

I've also heard their are relaibility issues with using the AeroVironment and Blink fast charge stations. Has anyone had any issues. Was thinking of just brining my moded Clipper Creek along the way and finding RV plugs incase.

Peace

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Re: ICEless in Seattle : Official Pacific NorthWest thread

Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:07 pm

I've literally never been unable to charge at a Aerovironment charger, and that's in dozens of quick charges over the last year or so. Best $20 I spend each month.

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Re: ICEless in Seattle : Official Pacific NorthWest thread

Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:59 am

pkulak wrote:I've literally never been unable to charge at a Aerovironment charger, and that's in dozens of quick charges over the last year or so. Best $20 I spend each month.
+1 If they are within reach of your home, they are one of the most reliable and available systems out there. I just wish they would put two more in, one at the Wanapum Dam and one in Umatilla. Then we actually get back and forth between SEA, PDX, and PSC.
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Re: ICEless in Seattle : Official Pacific NorthWest thread

Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:05 pm

Reddy wrote:
pkulak wrote:I've literally never been unable to charge at a Aerovironment charger, and that's in dozens of quick charges over the last year or so. Best $20 I spend each month.
+1 If they are within reach of your home, they are one of the most reliable and available systems out there. I just wish they would put two more in, one at the Wanapum Dam and one in Umatilla. Then we actually get back and forth between SEA, PDX, and PSC.


I just wish whomever signed whatever contract it was that gave Blink every large metro area looks over that thing and finds some clause to use to rip it to shreds. Some reliable chargers in Portland and Seattle would be fantastic. But, that's all I really have to complain about. That and the old-school connectors they use, even on new installs.

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Re: ICEless in Seattle : Official Pacific NorthWest thread

Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:24 pm

Reddy wrote:
pkulak wrote:I've literally never been unable to charge at a Aerovironment charger, and that's in dozens of quick charges over the last year or so. Best $20 I spend each month.
+1 If they are within reach of your home, they are one of the most reliable and available systems out there. I just wish they would put two more in, one at the Wanapum Dam and one in Umatilla. Then we actually get back and forth between SEA, PDX, and PSC.


living on the northern edge of the AV boundary makes it very inconvenient for me. I rarely have a reason to go South
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Re: ICEless in Seattle : Official Pacific NorthWest thread

Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:07 pm

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Reddy wrote:
pkulak wrote:I've literally never been unable to charge at a Aerovironment charger, and that's in dozens of quick charges over the last year or so. Best $20 I spend each month.
+1 If they are within reach of your home, they are one of the most reliable and available systems out there. I just wish they would put two more in, one at the Wanapum Dam and one in Umatilla. Then we actually get back and forth between SEA, PDX, and PSC.


living on the northern edge of the AV boundary makes it very inconvenient for me. I rarely have a reason to go South


Portland just got burned!

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Re: ICEless in Seattle : Official Pacific NorthWest thread

Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:16 pm

Not, really. From PDX/Vancouver we can use AV to go North to Olympia, to The Dalles, to Central Oregon and up and down I-5 and the Oregon Coast. Charge at home to skip Blink unless you can use Blink L2 at home or in the community. :)
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2/18/17 28,756 mi- 66.17 AHr, SOH 100%, Hx 101.45% 284 GiDs

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Re: ICEless in Seattle : Official Pacific NorthWest thread

Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:41 pm

pkulak wrote:

Portland just got burned!


ok, let me clarify a bit. There is a 100+ mile gap from the Tumwater Station to the southern most station north of Seattle. Living in Lacey (7 miles North of Tumwater) with office in Tacoma (30 miles North of Tumwater) means that is where I go 9 of 10 days for work. Occasionally I am in the Olympia area (4X this month) but its rare for me to be in Centrailia. We do have work there but also have a Supervisor will lives just North of there so she gets most of those jobs as she should. So previously I would be in the area 1-2 times a month. well that has dried up to "haven't been there one time in the past 6 months"

This thing about AV not being in the same area as Blink is truly a devastating decision. Blink has greatly underperformed while AV has been pretty much rock solid.
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