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DrivetheARC - Nor Cal only (?), "PromoTicket" available for free CHAdeMO charging

Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:38 am

Not sure how many CHAdeMO users are aware of https://drivethearc.com/.

Locations at https://drivethearc.com/#sec-locations. You can get a "PromoTicket" for free DC FCing via their app but it is only available for CHAdeMO users. So, even though dual standard stations are listed, only CHAdeMO users can get the free juice. So, it's useless for my Bolt. Oh well.

Since I've never used it, I can't comment on the experience.
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Re: DrivetheARC - California only, "PromoTicket" available for free CHAdeMO charging

Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:43 pm

This seems to be northern California only, specifically the Monterey-San Jose-Tahoe corridor. Nothing further south than that.
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Re: DrivetheARC - Nor Cal only (?), "PromoTicket" available for free CHAdeMO charging

Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:09 pm

Thanks! Oops. :oops: I fixed the title.

https://drivethearc.com/#sec-about says
ARC stands for “Advanced Recharging Corridor”, and also reflects the project route shape on the map: Monterey to Lake Tahoe. Project partners hope the charging stations help EV drivers reach their destinations, allowing them to “drive the ARC” - surf-to-ski, emission-free.
And, it makes other references to Nor Cal...

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Re: DrivetheARC - Nor Cal only (?), "PromoTicket" available for free CHAdeMO charging

Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:35 am

In your second link above, it also says on the page:

"Find out more about DRIVEtheARC’s charging locations used to pioneer the electrification of California’s key corridors".

I guess we don't count down at this end of the state?
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Re: DrivetheARC - Nor Cal only (?), "PromoTicket" available for free CHAdeMO charging

Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:53 am

Yes, DrivetheArc is a single corridor from Monterey to Lake Tahoe. There is a fast charging station two blocks from our house, and we have used it exclusively to charge our 2018 LEAF.
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Re: DrivetheARC - Nor Cal only (?), "PromoTicket" available for free CHAdeMO charging

Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:58 am

RonDawg wrote:In your second link above, it also says on the page:

"Find out more about DRIVEtheARC’s charging locations used to pioneer the electrification of California’s key corridors".

I guess we don't count down at this end of the state?
I guess not. :lol: ;)

It is a bit odd that it isn't that well-publicized either. I wonder if they'll eventually offer PromoTickets to SAE Combo users...

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Re: DrivetheARC - Nor Cal only (?), "PromoTicket" available for free CHAdeMO charging

Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:25 pm

OrientExpress wrote:Yes, DrivetheArc is a single corridor from Monterey to Lake Tahoe. There is a fast charging station two blocks from our house, and we have used it exclusively to charge our 2018 LEAF.
Jealous here since there's only a single Chademo charger in my whole county & it's spendy so I will likely never use it
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07/2019 @ 14,200 miles: Ahr= 110.52 / SOH= 95.74 / HX= 111.12%

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Re: DrivetheARC - Nor Cal only (?), "PromoTicket" available for free CHAdeMO charging

Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:44 pm

HerdingElectrons wrote: Jealous here since there's only a single Chademo charger in my whole county & it's spendy so I will likely never use it
You'd probably be even more jealous to learn that https://www.chademo.com/ says there are 7,400 CHAdeMO chargers in Japan, a country about 90% the size of California.

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Re: DrivetheARC - Nor Cal only (?), "PromoTicket" available for free CHAdeMO charging

Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:23 am

That's impressive amount of high speed charging options! Although aren't many of them 25kW?

My use case scenario is 99.8% of my charging will be L2 & 98.5% will be at home charging so it's largely a moot point for me so no big deal but I do believe that CHAdeMO is a lame duck standard in the US at this point.
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04/2019 @ 10,500 miles: Ahr= 111.45 / SOH= 96.54 / HX= 113.82%
07/2019 @ 14,200 miles: Ahr= 110.52 / SOH= 95.74 / HX= 111.12%

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