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Re: Electrify America Network

Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:17 am

5922 Edinger Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
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Re: Electrify America Network

Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:36 pm

Per WetEV, one site has opened, #9 for the month and #359 total: Huntington Beach, Ca. #2 (Urb., I-405 ex. 16 or 18).

This is the 60th EA QC site to open in California.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:36 pm

I've been going by the Castro Valley site about once a week for a few months now to monitor the progress, of which there's been none since August, as everything appeared to be done and they were just waiting for the transformer from PG&E. I'm happy to report that the transformer is now installed on its pad, so presumably only final inspection and permits remain to open it. There was a tag on the transfomer adressed to the local PG&E service center stating "Date Wanted: 12/11", so assuming they weren't early it would have been installed Wednesday, Thursday or Friday of last week (I went by on Sunday). We'll see how long it takes for the very last bit, but as it's the holidays and public offices will be closed more than usual, it may not be open until next year.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:05 pm

Two sites are open, making 11 for the month and 361 total: San Clemente, CA (Urb., I-5 ex. 76); E. Brunswick, NJ (S.R. 18 off I-95 ex. 9, S. of I-287 Jct.).

Neither is strictly necessary, as both are infill on existing routes, but they do cut the existing legs (Orange or Westminster to Carlsbad; White Plains to Cherry Hill) roughly in half. The listing for San Clemente (1 CCS / 2 CCS-CHAdeMO / 1 L2) is probably wrong. I've sent them an email pointing this out, so I expect it will be corrected (to 2 CCS / 1 CCS-CHAdeMO / 1 L2) in a day or so.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:22 pm

951 Avenida Pico
San Clemente, CA 92673

and

90 NJ-18
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:55 am

GRA wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:05 pm
Neither is strictly necessary, as both are infill on existing routes
Technically, these are "urban" stations and not "highway" stations. As such, the intent is not to support traffic along any particular route so much as to provide charging to local traffic. IMO, these will serve both visitors to the area (while they are there) as well as those without access to home charging (e.g. apartment dwellers).
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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:58 pm

San Clemente meets my def. of an urban site (2 150 kW CCS / 1 150 kW CCS & 50kW CHAdeMO / 1 L2), East Brunswick (9 CCS / 1 CCS-CHAdeMO) does not. BTW, they've now corrected the listing for the San Clemente site to 2 CCS / 1 CCS-CHAdeMO / 1 L2.

One site has opened, #12 for the month and #362 total: Los Angeles, CA (Urb., I-405 ex, 51, SE of Venice Blvd.). It's another site at a Bank of America branch - per GCR:
By the end of 2020, Electrify America will make available about 40 DC fast-charging stations (locations), with a total of 140 chargers, at Bank of America financial center locations in California, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington.
https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... -locations

The "Coming soon" site in Castro Valley I've been monitoring is one of them. These strike me as better locations for urban sites than Walmarts/Targets, as they tend to be located where there are more food options within walking distance.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:17 am

Interesting. I had assumed that E. Brunswick was urban due to its location in the NYC metro area. But it is also right off of the I-95 highway corridor and certainly appears more of a highway station than an Urban one. I stand corrected.

Of interest, EVGo has two stations nearby, one of which is at the I-95 service plaza. If I was travelling I-95 in need of a charge, that would be my first choice due to convenience. We need one of these companies to partner with the service plaza operators and provide charging at all of them.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:47 pm

1416 East Colorado St
Glendale, CA 91205

and

1511 Spring Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446

and

651 W. Sepulveda Blvd.
Carson, CA 90745
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Re: Electrify America Network

Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:23 pm

Per WetEV, three sites are open, making 15 for the month and 365 total: Glendale, CA (Urb., SR. 2 ex. 16 or S.R. 134 ex. 9A/B); Carson, CA (Urb., I-110 ex. 5); Paso Robles, CA (U.S. 101 ex. 230/231A).

Paso Robles is the first EA site on U.S. 101 south of the Bay Area, and it and the others (Gilroy, Salinas, Greenfield, Pismo Beach, Camarillo) are needed to close the gap between the Bay Area and L.A. on this major highway. It's 179 miles between this site and Milpitas to the north, 242/243 to Van Nuys/Los Angeles to the south, so one or two more either side of Paso Robles is needed to make the route practical, although there are slower Chargepoint and EVgo sites that can be used instead.

BTW, the "Los Angeles" site (more like Culver City or Santa Monica) that just opened wasn't on WetEV's list, so I've added it.
Last edited by GRA on Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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