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Re: Electrify America Network

Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:53 pm

WetEV wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:39 pm
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Finally shortens that gap on 101. Greenfield was announced well before Soledad but still hasn't opened, so I wonder if it's dead. The two sites are fairly close together, and while we need that kind of density for reliability reasons (allowing reasonable rather than excessive reserves to be used),:there are other larger and/or more critical gaps in coverage that should be a higher priority. In addition to Soledad/Greenfield, here's the list of road trip coverage expansion or gap filler "Coming soon" sites that I've been or will be monitoring and consider most important for completion:

WA: Bellingham (I-5); Port Angeles (U.S. 101); Leavenworth (U.S. 2, new)

Oregon: Bend (U.S. 97)

CA: Garberville & Willits (U.S. 101); Pacific Grove (off S.R. 1); Los Banos, Harris Ranch & Carlsbad/Oceanside (I-5); Oakhurst (S.R.41); Fenner & Needles! (I-40, the latter new)

AZ: Quartzsite (I-10) Dateland (I-8), Williams & Kingman! (I-40, latter new)

NV: The long awaited and finally appearing W. Wendover (I-80).

There are also sites in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Alabama, S. Carolina & Vermont, but they're not in areas I'm ever likely to drive to so I don't pay much attention to them.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:06 am

I don't see any smaller gaps on the 101 especially considering that EA (as is VERY common) chose to install in a town that already has a charger. I guess redundancy will help.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:43 pm

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:06 am
I don't see any smaller gaps on the 101 especially considering that EA (as is VERY common) chose to install in a town that already has a charger. I guess redundancy will help.

Damn right it will - see my trip experience in the Bolt topic.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:14 pm

GRA wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:53 pm
WetEV wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:39 pm
2443-H DELA ROSA SR ST
Soledad, CA 93960

Finally shortens that gap on 101. Greenfield was announced well before Soledad but still hasn't opened, so I wonder if it's dead. The two sites are fairly close together, and while we need that kind of density for reliability reasons (allowing reasonable rather than excessive reserves to be used),:there are other larger and/or more critical gaps in coverage that should be a higher priority. In addition to Soledad/Greenfield, here's the list of road trip coverage expansion or gap filler "Coming soon" sites that I've been or will be monitoring and consider most important for completion:

WA: Bellingham (I-5); Port Angeles (U.S. 101); Leavenworth (U.S. 2, new)

Oregon: Bend (U.S. 97)

CA: Garberville & Willits (U.S. 101); Pacific Grove (off S.R. 1); Los Banos, Harris Ranch & Carlsbad/Oceanside (I-5); Oakhurst (S.R.41); Fenner & Needles! (I-40, the latter new)

AZ: Quartzsite (I-10) Dateland (I-8), Williams & Kingman! (I-40, latter new)

NV: The long awaited and finally appearing W. Wendover (I-80).

There are also sites in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Alabama, S. Carolina & Vermont, but they're not in areas I'm ever likely to drive to so I don't pay much attention to them.
I saw the Kingman as under construction on Plugshare - no photos yet. It shows only 1 of each? Or is that just a placeholder? Gosh I hope its more than one charger.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:23 pm

Yes, just a placeholder. I'd expect at least the minimum 3/1/0 road trip site, maybe more given it will serve people coming from both CA and the LVG area.
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