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Re: NASHVILLE TENNESSEE - LEAF

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:34 pm
by JPWhite
There is a separate thread for National Plug-in Day, but I thought I'd post here to try and catch a few others.

September 28th is when National Plug-in day will be celebrated in Nashville. I will man a booth at Centennial Park for several hours. If you guys would like to get involved and help man charging stations or the booth, contact the organizers through the official web site and sign-up

http://www.pluginday.org/volunteer.php

There will be an EV parade around Centennial Park mid afternoon.

Cars, EV scooters and bikes will all be at the event.

Even if you can't help with the festivities, come down when you can and have a good chin wag.

JP

Re: NASHVILLE TENNESSEE - LEAF

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:58 am
by HeyHey
One of my prior complaints about the locations of the quick chargers in Metro Nashville was that there weren't any near Downtown/Midtown/West End which has probably the highest concentration of LEAF owners. I was playing around my my plugshare app and I found that we now have numerous options for QCs in Nashville and the metro area.

There are now 18 QCs in metro nashville! and there are now good options in the city as well. There are now QCs at Downtown Nissan, the MAPCO at 8th and Wedgewood, and one in Green hills near the YMCA. There's also one in Bellevue, some in Franklin, Smyrna and Donelson. In addition, there are now 100 locations for fast charging, and most of those have at least two charging cords.

The infrastructure is really expanding here. Nashville has to have one of the largest charging networks in the country at this point.

Re: NASHVILLE TENNESSEE - LEAF

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:12 pm
by JPWhite
HeyHey wrote:One of my prior complaints about the locations of the quick chargers in Metro Nashville was that there weren't any near Downtown/Midtown/West End which has probably the highest concentration of LEAF owners. I was playing around my my plugshare app and I found that we now have numerous options for QCs in Nashville and the metro area.

There are now 18 QCs in metro nashville! and there are now good options in the city as well. There are now QCs at Downtown Nissan, the MAPCO at 8th and Wedgewood, and one in Green hills near the YMCA. There's also one in Bellevue, some in Franklin, Smyrna and Donelson. In addition, there are now 100 locations for fast charging, and most of those have at least two charging cords.

The infrastructure is really expanding here. Nashville has to have one of the largest charging networks in the country at this point.
Indeed we are very fortunate in the Nashville area. Expect to see Nissan to introduce their no charge to charge program very soon in the Nashville area. As for the new QC units in the Nashville area Plugshare does not have photos for the MAPCO at Bellevue, if any one is out that way please add photos to plugshare for that unit.

We need to support MAPCO in hosting some of these new units. I go to the Hendersonville MAPCO to buy my essential supplies (beer out of their beer cave). Their convenience store isn't the cheapest in town, be we should let them know EV drivers appreciate their willingness to give this a try by stopping by regularly and give them business. MAPCO's have a decent deli for a quick sandwich as well.

It was neat to see a silver LEAF pull up to the MAPCO just as I was leaving. Hi Jennifer if you read this forum. I noticed the LEAF had temporary tags, so must have been just weeks old, good to see new LEAF drivers finding these stations readily.

Re: NASHVILLE TENNESSEE - LEAF

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:35 pm
by HeyHey
JPWhite,
Do you also use Waze? I saw an alert about traffic today from a user named "JPWhiteHome" up at I-65 north of Briley.

Also, love the blog! I didn't know it existed until I saw your signature.

Re: NASHVILLE TENNESSEE - LEAF

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:51 am
by JPWhite
HeyHey wrote:JPWhite,
Do you also use Waze? I saw an alert about traffic today from a user named "JPWhiteHome" up at I-65 north of Briley.

Also, love the blog! I didn't know it existed until I saw your signature.
Yep. That's me!! I was heading home to Hendersonville. Always backs up leading to Vietnam Vets.

I use Waze in conjunction with LEAFSpy Pro. It eliminates all range anxiety. I know my vehicle range within a mile every time I drive, waze tells me distance to destination.

Thanks for your kind comments re: the blog. Glad I put it in my sig :-)

Re: NASHVILLE TENNESSEE - LEAF

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:08 pm
by HeyHey
The currently-under-construction Midtown Hills Police Precinct on 12 Ave S looks like it has a double J1772 EVSE that has been installed. I guess it could be for public use, but I also would be curious if they have plans to have some BEV or PHEV police vehicles in the near term. Regardless, it proves that the EV culture and infrastructure is expanding in Nashville.

Re: NASHVILLE TENNESSEE - LEAF

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:28 pm
by JPWhite
HeyHey wrote:The currently-under-construction Midtown Hills Police Precinct on 12 Ave S looks like it has a double J1772 EVSE that has been installed. I guess it could be for public use, but I also would be curious if they have plans to have some BEV or PHEV police vehicles in the near term. Regardless, it proves that the EV culture and infrastructure is expanding in Nashville.
The new Police building on Myatt Drive also has dual EVSE's.

Re: NASHVILLE TENNESSEE - LEAF

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:40 am
by HeyHey
Has anyone around Nashville heard if there are going to be any National Drive Electric Week events in/around Nashville?

Re: NASHVILLE TENNESSEE - LEAF

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:49 pm
by JPWhite
HeyHey wrote:Has anyone around Nashville heard if there are going to be any National Drive Electric Week events in/around Nashville?
The official National electric drive week lists just one Tennessee city, Knoxville.

https://driveelectricweek.org/events.php

Nothing going on here as far as I can tell.

JP

Re: NASHVILLE TENNESSEE - LEAF

Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 10:49 am
by JPWhite
I met Billy Gibson of NRG eVgo recently.

He is interested in spooling up the Nashville EV Club once again.

Who wants to start meeting again? NRG maybe willing to host/sponsor events.