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Re: Thread for suggested locations for Nissan Charge Stations?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:34 am
by jlsoaz
IssacZachary wrote:i don't know if this was mentioned, but how about everywhere where there's a Tesla Charging station? It's kind of lame when you're on a road trip and you stop at a campground to charge off of 120V all night because there's no other place you can charge a Leaf and then come to find out there's a Tesla DCQC station in the same town.
it seems like an idea, at least to pay attention to where Tesla is putting stations, in coming up with ideas for where to put stations that might be helpful to Leaf drivers.

I don't have a good sense of whether, or to what extent, Nissan is paying attention to suggestions and needs from drivers.... and on charge stations, I have lost track of whether Nissan is very active these days as to trying to serve paying customers by judicious placement of, or support of placement of, stations.

Going back to some of the earlier conversations a few years ago.... as to stations located at the dealerships near me, they did not appear to respond to our points that if stations were to be located at dealerships and available to Leaf drivers (on the face of it, a good idea), then it would be useful if the stations were available 24x7x365, and not just during dealership hours. Maybe in some sense Nissan has addressed some of this by also collaborating with other charge station providers on separate projects.

Re: Thread for suggested locations for Nissan Charge Stations?

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:36 am
by cwerdna
^^^
I wish they would speak up about this either here or some other channel (e.g. EV press).

http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... le-drivers was announced in 2015.

I stumbled across http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... ev-drivers from Jan 2017.

Re: Thread for suggested locations for Nissan Charge Stations?

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:22 am
by jlv
jlsoaz wrote:I don't have a good sense of whether, or to what extent, Nissan is paying attention to suggestions and needs from drivers.... and on charge stations, I have lost track of whether Nissan is very active these days as to trying to serve paying customers by judicious placement of, or support of placement of, stations.
They certainly aren't paying attention to this thread!

Re: Thread for suggested locations for Nissan Charge Stations?

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:37 am
by jlsoaz
cwerdna wrote:^^^
I wish they would speak up about this either here or some other channel (e.g. EV press).

http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... le-drivers was announced in 2015.

I stumbled across http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... ev-drivers from Jan 2017.
Thanks, this is good information to go back and remember. If I take a fresh look and remind myself that Nissan is working in conjunction with EVgo, and consider that EVgo has in fact come into Tucson and helped to stabilize what was a clearly inadequate situation as to DC charging, then I'm quite glad to see that, and that's something to credit Nissan with.

Re: Thread for suggested locations for Nissan Charge Stations?

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:20 am
by jlsoaz
Dear Nissan:

1.
First, I was reviewing the press release from 2017

https://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa ... ev-drivers

I want to say:
_**thank you**_
for partnering with BMW and EVgo to install a reliable and well-supported DC Quick-Charge Station in Tucson.

I can't tell if you have partnered on one or both of these but going by the reviews, these two EVgo stations that are in Tucson have really upped the ante on establishing a much better public quick-charging infrastructure that drivers can count on.
https://www.plugshare.com/location/82981
https://www.plugshare.com/location/92262

I don't presently drive a vehicle that can make use of these stations, but I'm considering trading my Volt for a BEV as soon as I can afford a used BEV with a liquid-cooled battery pack and a 150-200+ mile range. These types of public infrastructure moves will help me lean toward making that BEV purchase decision.

2. Next, here are some new inter-related ideas (or at least ones I haven't mentioned in awhile):

(Note: EVgo does not make it easier to figure out how to get in touch with them directly to request or suggest a station for one's area, so that is another reason I am mentioning here:)

Please consider that there is only one single working public L2 station, and no DCQC, between Tucson and Hermosillo (a drive of 241 miles). With this in mind I suggest:
a) consider allowing the Nogales, Mexico Nissan dealership to sell Leafs. I don't know all the considerations that go into this, but I do know that Nissan has a very strong leadership position in Mexico (about 20-25% of sales by unit volume?). The population of Nogales, Mexico is 200,000+ people and I suspect there could be a few potential EV sales. In the past, with the Leaf's poor cooling system, sales in Arizona and Mexico may have been a poor idea (since the vehicles would so quickly lose their residual value without a battery replacement), but now that liquid cooling is coming into play (or so I've heard), I suggest this would be a good time to revisit the question of selling those liquid cooled Leafs in Nogales, Mexico.

b) along with this (or even if Nissan decides not to sell Leafs quite yet in Nogales), please consider partnering with EVgo to install one or more public charge stations between Tucson and Hermosillo. That is a stretch of about 60 miles on the US side, and then about 180 miles on the Mexican side. The highway on the Mexican side has recently been going through significant and impressive upgrades and the timing may help a little with installing one or two along that stretch (even if they are just L2). There are dozens of candidate sites on both sides, and I will refrain from listing some, but please feel free to have someone contact me if they want some ideas. I am somewhat involved in that I have partnered to install that one station that's already along the route, and can offer some ideas.

Re: Thread for suggested locations for Nissan Charge Stations?

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:06 am
by GetOffYourGas
jlsoaz wrote:(Note: EVgo does not make it easier to figure out how to get in touch with them directly to request or suggest a station for one's area, so that is another reason I am mentioning here:)
On the contrary. EVGo has an ongoing request for suggestions. I highly recommend you fill it out!

https://www.evgo.com/fast-charger-location/

Re: Thread for suggested locations for Nissan Charge Stations?

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:35 pm
by jlsoaz
GetOffYourGas wrote:
jlsoaz wrote:(Note: EVgo does not make it easier to figure out how to get in touch with them directly to request or suggest a station for one's area, so that is another reason I am mentioning here:)
On the contrary. EVGo has an ongoing request for suggestions. I highly recommend you fill it out!

https://www.evgo.com/fast-charger-location/
Thanks, I should have been more clear, what I meant was that they do not make it easy to have a direct conversation with someone there (I am having trouble remebering, but I think I have filled out a request form on their site). But yes, thanks for the info, I'll fill out this other form which I'm not sure I've done before.

Re: Thread for suggested locations for Nissan Charge Stations?

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:45 am
by GetOffYourGas
I certainly wish EVGo would provide some insight into their vision. With everyone (Electrify America, ChargePoint, Tesla, multiple state governments) talking about their vision for near-future network expansion, it would be great to hear from the current leader of non-Tesla chargers.