I took a trip to the Bay area last week, ~700 miles over four days, and had a 100% DC success rate.
A little surprising, since two of the five DCs I used (Calistoga, Whole Foods Berkeley, BR San Ramon, Colma, and NB Nissan Petaluma) were last reported as down,-
With more and more drivers and BEV models with various (in)capabilities trying
to use public charging, and with plugshare (unfortunately) placing comments by site, not giving separate comment sections to DCs, and not further segregating SAE combo comments fromCHAdeMO, there are more and more incorrect or ambiguous comments RE CHAdeMO functionality.
So I just want to remind all to please update site status when the DC is misreported as either working or not.
And specifically state that you used DC (and CHAdeMO, if there is a SAE combo DC at the site).
Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to screen out comments from those who have problems with L2, SAE DC, or Tesla adapters, if they don't state that themselves.
In my case (fortunately) the recent -
comments from Tesla drivers at Calistoga And Serramonte Center apparently reflected problems with their charge systems, and I was able to charge normally.
On the way home, however, I drove the ~25 mile shorter route on old 99 (the I-5 corridor, which is still public DC-less from I-80 to Oregon) rather than risk a detour to the Chico DC. So I spent ~4 hours in Corning Saturday afternoon charging L2 at a very nice RV park, just across the street from the Tesla DCs.
PS has been updated since, and it now seems likely that the -
report for Chico Nissan's DC was probably was just another report of driver/vehicle
BTW, I didn't stop at Good Earth (CHAdeMO only) in Fairfax on my way to Pt. Reyes, which had the best/worst -
comment of all the DCs on my route:
the charging cable doesn't fit my Prius
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