Desertstraw
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Fast chargers

Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:55 am

As of today, April 15,2011, are there any fast chargers in operation? Where can I find a list of 240 volt chargers in operation today?

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Re: Fast chargers

Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:30 am

Try Google Maps search "EV charging stations"
Also: http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/fuels/e ... tions.html.

For Portland OR area the information is pretty accurate. I walked to a couple places and they were there.


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Re: Fast chargers

Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:45 am

camasleaf wrote:Try Google Maps search "EV charging stations"
Also: http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/fuels/e ... tions.html.

For Portland OR area the information is pretty accurate. I walked to a couple places and they were there.
IMO the DOE data is pretty worthless. Most is outdated (It mostly shows chargers from the 1990s and the EV1 rollout) It shows Costco (no working chargers - old induction style) and Saturn dealers (out of business). It doesn't show the type of connection.
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Re: Fast chargers

Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:13 pm

Desertstraw wrote:As of today, April 15,2011, are there any fast chargers in operation? Where can I find a list of 240 volt chargers in operation today?
There is a DC Quick charger (LEAF compatible) in Portland, Oregon that works, and one In Vacaville, California that doesn’t. For Level 2, 240 volt chargers with J1772 connector there are the Coulomb stations on ChargePoint at http://www.mychargepoint.net/find-stations.php The site also shows availability. You will also need a Chargepoint card to use them. Some of the California Legacy chargers are being converted to J1772 but it is random and difficult to find them.

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Re: Fast chargers

Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:18 pm

This is another reason I skipped that option ;)
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Re: Fast chargers

Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:28 pm

There are a lot of L3 charge points in the UK. Of course they already have 240v everywhere and their occasional use adapter is our L2 pretty much. So they are ahead of the game from the start.

As far as I know, the only confirmed ones in US are as stated, Portland World trading center and Vacaville which is reported down.

Love to hear of others.

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Re: Fast chargers

Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:45 pm

KeiJidosha wrote:You will also need a Chargepoint card to use them.
You will WANT a Chargepoint card. But, if you need to, you can call them when you're at the charge station and get it activated. If you call them, they might still be issuing the cards for free.
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Re: Fast chargers

Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:14 pm

Another DC quick charge station.
Seems charging price is high and need to have 3 years contract.
http://www.sciencentech.com/2011/04/10/ ... walgreens/

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Re: Fast chargers

Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:20 pm

ht2 wrote:Another DC quick charge station.
Seems charging price is high and need to have 3 years contract.
http://www.sciencentech.com/2011/04/10/ ... walgreens/
$89/month with a 3 yr contract. Wow! No thank you.
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Re: Fast chargers

Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:39 pm

Adrian wrote:
ht2 wrote:Another DC quick charge station.
Seems charging price is high and need to have 3 years contract.
http://www.sciencentech.com/2011/04/10/ ... walgreens/
$89/month with a 3 yr contract. Wow! No thank you.
It also includes charging at home. The local utility is charging a single monthly flat subscription price wherever you charge in its service area. This might be cost effective for some people. My SDG&E TOU rates will be $0.270, $0.164, $0.138 kw/h. If I could charge anytime/anywhere for $89/month, I might do it. Right now I'm spending $240/month on gas and that is only going to go up.
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