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Re: Update on NY Thruway L3's ??

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:04 am
by GetOffYourGas
Rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd revive this old thread. NYS moves at the speed of government, as always. But there is more progress! The press release was from 10 days ago, I'm surprised I only learned about it when I poked around on their website.

http://www.thruway.ny.gov/news/pressrel ... enter.html
The Welcome Center offers new interactive kiosks promoting the state’s illustrious tourism industry, Taste NY local food and beverages offerings, restrooms, and more. In addition, the expanded Welcome Center’s grounds now feature a “Path Through History,” showcasing the rich heritage of New York State's historical past, a Walk of Fame highlighting influential individuals from the Mohawk Valley, an ADA compliant playground, covered porch overlooking the scenic Erie Canal, three electric vehicle charging stations, and pet comfort areas.

Re: Update on NY Thruway L3's ??

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:08 pm
by jlv
The stations weren't there when I stopped at it last year, but I did notice construction there 2 months ago, so I'm guessing this is part of the new things they added.

Re: Update on NY Thruway L3's ??

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:48 pm
by GetOffYourGas
Someone has added the location to PlugShare, complete with pictures. There are 3 chargers, all of which are CHAdeMO. I think that's ridiculous, and all should be double-headed CHAdeMO + CCS.

https://api.plugshare.com/view/location/120491

Re: Update on NY Thruway L3's ??

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:13 pm
by Reddy
GetOffYourGas wrote:Someone has added the location to PlugShare, complete with pictures. There are 3 chargers, all of which are CHAdeMO. I think that's ridiculous, and all should be double-headed CHAdeMO + CCS.

https://api.plugshare.com/view/location/120491
Maybe they started so long ago that CCS didn't exist. :lol:

Re: Update on NY Thruway L3's ??

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:13 am
by GetOffYourGas
Reddy wrote:
GetOffYourGas wrote:Someone has added the location to PlugShare, complete with pictures. There are 3 chargers, all of which are CHAdeMO. I think that's ridiculous, and all should be double-headed CHAdeMO + CCS.

https://api.plugshare.com/view/location/120491
Maybe they started so long ago that CCS didn't exist. :lol:
Entirely possible. This is New York State after all. :roll:

Edit: to be clear, I'm rolling my eyes at the state, not at you...

Re: Update on NY Thruway L3's ??

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:56 am
by DNAinaGoodWay
Government projects take way too long.

But now that the site is wired in, they only need to exchange units to add CCS.

Re: Update on NY Thruway L3's ??

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:25 am
by GetOffYourGas
DNAinaGoodWay wrote:Government projects take way too long.

But now that the site is wired in, they only need to exchange units to add CCS.
True, but they should have put in CCS in the first place. Upgrading the units may be cheap, but it's still more expensive than doing it right the first time. Classic government waste.

Re: Update on NY Thruway L3's ??

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:59 am
by DNAinaGoodWay
True, but c'mon, its government, expectations are low, and at least it's something. Leaf drivers won't mind. ;)

Maybe they got those AVs for free.

At least there's multiple units, here they're only doing one per, but dual plugs, and prewired for 3.

Re: Update on NY Thruway L3's ??

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:02 am
by LeftieBiker
Bolt drivers are going to be SO HAPPY...

Re: Update on NY Thruway L3's ??

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:19 am
by GetOffYourGas
LeftieBiker wrote:Bolt drivers are going to be SO HAPPY...
As a prospective Bolt owner, I am peeved.