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Re: Electrify America Network

Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:44 pm

46331 W Panoche Road
Firebaugh, CA 93622
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DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:10 am

Just noticed on Plushshare that the number of Chademo stops has gone up dramatically across Kansas! Very exciting for Chicago to Denver transit. Nebraska is still weak. Iowa will have redundancy once the new chargers go up starting at end of year.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:13 am

5190 Clayton Rd.
Concord, CA 94521

and

1500 B Cornerside Blvd.
Vienna, VA 22182
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GaleHawkins
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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:37 am

Charging was not on my radar until a couple months ago after the Leaf purchase. I am truly impressed how fast the charging options are increasing week after week. Thanks for keeping us updated. EA is a plus for my area already.

GRA
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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:46 pm

Per WetEV, two sites are open, making 6 for the month and 356 total: Concord, CA (Urb., Clayton Rd. nr. Jct. Ygnacio Valley/Kirker Pass Rds.); Vienna, VA. (Jct. S.R. 267 ex. 16/16A & S.R. 7).

Vienna's on the Dulles Access Rd. from D.C., east of the existing site in Reston.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:01 pm

GRA wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:47 pm
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Firebaugh makes I-5 in the San Joaquin Valley practical, although the listing seems to be in error. I sent EA the following email:
The listing for the just-opened site at Firebaugh ("Panoche Shell") states it has 2 CCS and 2 CCS-CHAdeMO, but a Plugshare check-in as states it has a more typical set-up of 3 CCS/1 CCS-CHAdeMO. A photo of the site on Plugshare confirms 4 pedestals, but which is correct? To date, none of your sites has had more than 1 CHAdeMO. There seem to be an increasing number of errors in your site listings, and some more care is needed.


I'd also sent them one re Pompton Plains and a few other sites with questions, and they've fixed those fairly quickly.

EA called and left a message yesterday thanking me for bringing the Firebaugh listing to their attention, and it's now shown correctly: 3 CCS/1 CCS-CHAdeMO.

They've called me back several times previously when I've reported other issues, and even though I can't make out most of what they're saying in the message most of the time (I keep forgetting to write "I'm very deaf, so email replies only, please" in my comments), the speed of their CS followup is unusual nowadays.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:08 am

321 Nut Tree Road
Vacaville, CA 95687
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Re: Electrify America Network

Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:00 pm

Per WetEV one site has opened, #7 for the month and #357 total: Vacaville, CA (Jct. I-80 ex. 55/I-505).


This site, along with Dunnigan 37 miles away, makes a good reserve pair for people traveling to/from the Bay Area and I-5 north. Plan to stop at the nearest one and if it isn't working, your reserve will take you to the farther of the two. Ideally road-trip charging infrastructure would be designed with pairs like this, spaced no more than 1/2 hour apart.

Red Bluff/Redding 30 miles apart would be a good choice, although EA decided to split the difference and put the site in Anderson in between them. That's a poor choice from the customer perspective, as there are highways leading from both the bigger cities to major destinations (Lassen N.P. and major boating lakes for both) as well as connecting west to U.S. 101 and east to U.S. 395. Anderson lacks those direct connections, and is especially inconvenient for Lassen whether you're coming from I-5 north or south, as you have to drive beyond the turnoff that provides the shortest way there. There are Walmarts in both cities, so presumably the only reason EA chose Anderson instead (in a Safeway parking lot) is to save themselves from building an extra site.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:35 pm

1200 Highland Avenue
National City, CA 91950
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GRA
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Re: Electrify America Network

Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:42 pm

Per WetEV, 1 site has opened, #8 for the month and #358 total: National City, CA (Urb., I-5 ex. 11B or I-805 ex. 10, S. of San Diego).
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