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DNAinaGoodWay
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Re: New England Leafs?

Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:12 pm

Just signed up for the Greenlots network. Interesting app, you can activate the station by scanning a QR code or inputting the station ID, no RFID cards. Payment can be set up like Chargepoint, or as pay-as-you-go.

Fees can be set up as per min, so prorating should work.

The map portion of the app is fairly useless compared to PS.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 Ahr

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NYLEAF
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Delivery Date: 27 Jan 2012
Leaf Number: 17311
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: New England Leafs?

Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:24 pm

Yes, GreenLots has an awful map because you can't filter by plug type, and even if you could, all of the U-GO DCQCs are set up incorrectly. They all state they are "240 AC" stations under Type, and then the description says Level 3.

As far as what the hotel can do to make the QC a success...

First, they must ensure the signage is adequate. The best option is signage that clearly states the spots in front of the QC and Level 2 stations are for Electric Vehicles ONLY While Charging, all others TOWED at owners expense. In addition, the lines should be repainted green. The "Electric Vehicle Charging Station" signs that list no parking restrictions are not adequate.

Second, they should ensure that all of the hotel's maintenance employees, even the ones that work overnight, are trained on how to reset power to the QC from the breaker. If there are filters that require regular cleaning, they must be trained on that, too. The front desk staff should be trained to call a maintenance employee if a driver comes inside to ask for help in the event of the QC malfunctioning. The worst thing a driver can encounter (after being ICEd) is a broken QC that they are relying on.

Finally, they should post a sign on or near the QC inviting customers to come inside and use the restaurant/lobby/bathrooms/whatever, but remind them to move their vehicles when charging completes to avoid being towed. Maybe they would consider offering a discount in the restaurant to those who mention they used the QC?
Former Ride: 2012 Leaf SL, Ocean Blue, Leased 1/27/2012, Returned 4/27/2015, 37.7k miles & 12/12 bars
Final LeafSpy readings: AHr 60.73, SOH 92%, Hx 90.90%, 250 Gids on full charge

Current Ride: 2012 Nissan Rogue SL AWD, Black

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Re: New England Leafs?

Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:50 am

Two new QCs in CT, marked coming soon, both on Rt. 1, so not far off 95, around West Haven and Fairfield, see PlugShare.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 Ahr

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Delivery Date: 31 Jan 2012
Leaf Number: 17706

Re: New England Leafs?

Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:14 am

DNAinaGoodWay wrote:Two new QCs in CT, marked coming soon, both on Rt. 1, so not far off 95, around West Haven and Fairfield, see PlugShare.
Look like another new one in Darien as well (good wives plaza)
Hope this will be me and my leaf in 10 years..."I sit in my old car, same one I've had for years
Old battery's running down, it ran for years and years"

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Re: New England Leafs?

Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:33 am

I know it's not technically New England, but a whole bunch showed up in Westchester County, NY at the same time as the ones in CT. I believe that all of these shopping centers are owned by the same company, http://www.ubproperties.com/properties.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. They've had one listed on PlugShare for months in Stamford. I went to visit it a couple months ago and it was still wrapped up in black plastic, not working. I e-mailed them the other day to see what their plans are, no response so far. It seems they are installing stations made by Efacec, which I've only ever seen used by the now-defunct 350Green in the Chicago area, as well as one they had at the Stanford Shopping Center in CA that was removed and replaced by a Nissan unit. Those stations in Chicago no longer work -- I wonder if we are getting the ones that were removed from Chicago?
Former Ride: 2012 Leaf SL, Ocean Blue, Leased 1/27/2012, Returned 4/27/2015, 37.7k miles & 12/12 bars
Final LeafSpy readings: AHr 60.73, SOH 92%, Hx 90.90%, 250 Gids on full charge

Current Ride: 2012 Nissan Rogue SL AWD, Black

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Re: New England Leafs?

Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:45 am

Wow! I just noticed those too, a whole mess of 'em! Getting to NYC is getting easier all the time.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 Ahr

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Re: New England Leafs?

Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:47 am

MA DPU has issued a final order allowing stations to set per kWh fees, but they're going to hold a technical conference on TOU rates and sub-metering and potential grid impacts.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 Ahr

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Re: New England Leafs?

Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:03 pm

New QC posted on Plugshare in Middlebury VT, a Signet unit with both CHAdeMO and Frankenplug.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 Ahr

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Mottyski82
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Leaf Number: 405969
Location: Hinesburg, VT

Re: New England Leafs?

Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:21 am

[quote][/quote]New QC posted on Plugshare in Middlebury VT, a Signet unit with both CHAdeMO and Frankenplug.[quote][/quote]

Yeah, the CHAdeMO there was "down" (surprise, surprise) for a while. I was apparently the first and only person who called in to Green Mountain Power to let them know it was non-operational. They got Signet to update the firmware within a week after my notification, but it had been "down" a while before I came to use it. Someone had posted the station being down on plugshare, which is a good first step, but I figured it would have been fixed since then... So yeah... If any of us get to a CHAdeMO especially, and it is non-operational / showing an error, it is essential that we notify the station owners right away. They are not being proactive about making sure they are working right. It's up to us!

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Re: New England Leafs?

Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:22 pm

Norwood MA now has two QCs as Hampton Inn's 25 kW unit is now open, also $6/hr like the Comfort Inn in Revere, and also on the Greenlots Network. Just up the road from the Nissan dealer.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 Ahr

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