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Re: Bath to Geneva and back - 1500 miles by EV

Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:52 pm

KevinSharpe wrote:In total we travelled 1973 miles from Bath to Geneva and back (1018 outbound and 955 return). The whole trip was extremely simple and easy and I would encourage everyone to get out and road trip :D
Not in the stone age USA. A road trip is a painful endeavour!!!

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Re: Bath to Geneva and back - 1500 miles by EV

Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:03 pm

TonyWilliams wrote:Not in the stone age USA. A road trip is a painful endeavour!!!
Sorry to be difficult but during our trip we only used charging that has been installed because of the efforts of individual EV drivers... maybe a model you folks could copy? Similar to our ZeroNet initiative in the UK http://www.zerocarbonworld.org/zero-net
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Re: Bath to Geneva and back - 1500 miles by EV

Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:13 pm

KevinSharpe wrote:
TonyWilliams wrote:Not in the stone age USA. A road trip is a painful endeavour!!!
Sorry to be difficult but during our trip we only used charging that has been installed because of the efforts of individual EV drivers... maybe a model you folks could copy? Similar to our ZeroNet initiative in the UK http://www.zerocarbonworld.org/zero-net

Where does the money come from for the free chargers?

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Re: Bath to Geneva and back - 1500 miles by EV

Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:22 pm

TonyWilliams wrote:Where does the money come from for the free chargers?
If you mean for ZeroNet than I donated the first 1000 Charging Stations to ZCW and drivers are donating monies to deploy the next 1000. Remember that ZCW developed a low cost Charging Station to make this possible... something similar to the Open EVSE effort.
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Re: Bath to Geneva and back - 1500 miles by EV

Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:13 pm

Kevin!! you need to start a USA branch!!
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 11,333.1 mi, 93.73% SOH
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Re: Bath to Geneva and back - 1500 miles by EV

Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:04 am

KevinSharpe wrote:
TonyWilliams wrote:Where does the money come from for the free chargers?
If you mean for ZeroNet than I donated the first 1000 Charging Stations to ZCW and drivers are donating monies to deploy the next 1000. Remember that ZCW developed a low cost Charging Station to make this possible... something similar to the Open EVSE effort.
Very noble of you. I'm personally working on a DC charger network that is, so far, developed with my own money. I had not considered just building my own. There is another gentleman with a similar thought, and he is indeed doing just that; building his own DC chargers, but I doubt he'll be donating anything.

I do intend to open things up for others to invest so that we can spread throughout California. No plans for anything below 18kW of power.

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