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ebill3
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Re: My Future Parking Space

Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:42 am

Pipemajor wrote:My workplace (U.S. Government office building) is installing 16 outdoor EV charging stations for employee use. Another 10 will be installed in the indoor garage. Stations will be L2 240V and will be free for employee use.
Nice, but since all of us are paying for it, I sure hope guests will be allowed a few spaces, and at no charge as well.

Bill
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Re: My Future Parking Space

Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:55 am

mitch672 wrote:
smkettner wrote:Clearly #8 wire. ;)
Yes, looks like #8, and it's looped, so really (2) #8's of each conductor (red, black, green and whiite are all visible)
I think the loop is just the end of the cut wire shoved back down for protection before final install. Could be 5' of wire extra so the next electrician has plenty of slack.
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Re: My Future Parking Space

Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:33 am

If these are going to be L2 (6.6 or faster) then they really should have spaced them better. One EVSE per parking spot seems like a waste. Other than the Telsa, 6.6+ EV cars can be completely recharged in 4 hours (half of a workday). Even slower charging (3.3) EV cars can still get either completely recharge or at least get half their range back in 4 hours. Pretty simple, whoever gets to work first charges first and every other spot is filled in with folks who will come out at noon to take the plug from the morning chargers.

Congrats though, I'm glad to see the chargers, I just think they could get 32 EV on those 16 EVSE without a lot of trouble. Very surprising to hear that this is a government building and charging will be free. From what I've heard they've denied lots of install requests, I guess the tides are turning.
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Re: My Future Parking Space

Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:55 pm

LEAFer wrote:What gauge wire is that ?
#8 AWG. At least that is what is stamped on the insulation.
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Re: My Future Parking Space

Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:06 pm

zarwin wrote:
My commute is only 12 miles each way with no freeways.
Well you don't even have to charge at home then, lol.

Where I work, we have 8 Leaf drivers and two L2 spots, so we have to do a lot of sharing. People with shorter commutes tend to not charge unless they need a full charge after work, and people with longer (mine is 50 miles round trip on 70MPH interstate most of the way) tend to charge every day for several hours. Pretty much standard procedure is to swap out at lunch, allowing 4 to charge in a day. If you charge in the morning, you better move by 12:30. Seems to work well.
I definitely thought of that. I could fully charge up during the day at work, make the commute home, evening errands and commute back in the morning without much effort.

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Re: My Future Parking Space

Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:12 pm

ebill3 wrote:
Pipemajor wrote:My workplace (U.S. Government office building) is installing 16 outdoor EV charging stations for employee use. Another 10 will be installed in the indoor garage. Stations will be L2 240V and will be free for employee use.
Nice, but since all of us are paying for it, I sure hope guests will be allowed a few spaces, and at no charge as well.

Bill
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They turned on all the outdoor parking lot lights the other day. All LED lighting. Not sure what type of interior lighting is going in but we're scheduled to move upstairs into the new area end of July.
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Re: My Future Parking Space

Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:52 pm

ebill3 wrote:
Pipemajor wrote:My workplace (U.S. Government office building) is installing 16 outdoor EV charging stations for employee use. Another 10 will be installed in the indoor garage. Stations will be L2 240V and will be free for employee use.
Nice, but since all of us are paying for it, I sure hope guests will be allowed a few spaces, and at no charge as well.

Bill
This won't be the visitor lot so don't know if they will be offering EVSE stations for visitors or not.

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Re: My Future Parking Space

Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:34 pm

ebill3 wrote:
Pipemajor wrote:My workplace (U.S. Government office building) is installing 16 outdoor EV charging stations for employee use. Another 10 will be installed in the indoor garage. Stations will be L2 240V and will be free for employee use.
Nice, but since all of us are paying for it, I sure hope guests will be allowed a few spaces, and at no charge as well.

Bill
I'm curious how this ruling weighs in on this facility?
According to DOE Order 580.1, which is included in our Prime Contract, we are not permitted to allow staff to use government owned electric vehicle charging stations for charging their personal vehicles. The subject order permits the use of government personal property only in the performance of official work of the U.S. Government, except in emergencies threatening loss of life or property. There are very limited exceptions to this general prohibition, for example for limited personal use of office equipment and telecommunications equipment.
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Re: My Future Parking Space

Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:52 am

considering your short commute and what i expect (my opinion here) to be an explosion of sales for the TN built 2013 Leaf, i think it wont be long before there is some healthy competition for those spaces.

dont know how convenient it would be to shuttle cars around during your work shift, but that might become a necessity.
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Re: My Future Parking Space

Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:58 am

Define "explosion..."
DaveinOlyWA wrote:and what i expect (my opinion here) to be an explosion of sales for the TN built 2013 Leaf
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