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Re: Blinks around LA Live?

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:45 am
by mwalsh
Thanks Dennis! Sorry for disparaging your Laker coverage. ;)

Re: Blinks around LA Live?

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:54 am
by AEdennis
mwalsh wrote:Thanks Dennis! Sorry for disparaging your Laker coverage. ;)
No offense taken. I'm nuts about my EV, sports, and restaurants... so I blog about it. Not everyone shares all three passions.

With the addition of the 10 Blinks at L.A. Live, the location has definitely become a destination for fellow EV drivers. The key takeaway is if you're using the 2 assigned to the Hotel valets (either the JW or the Ritz) you have to give them your own Blink card to use as they don't have their own AND remember to give them your Zip as Blink has coded all newer and upgraded EVSEs to require the Zip after swiping. Additionally, you get the benefit of the iOs App to let you know if the valet did plug in and initiate charging properly (as long as the App is set to allow notifications).

Hope my condensed re-post gets you non-Sports fans the info you need, as for you sports fans, please leave a charger available for me to use as most days I've used up most my charge getting to downtown and need a few hours to re-fill for the drive back home. :)

Re: Blinks around LA Live?

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:04 am
by TomT
Oh, I like some sports and sports teams, just not the Lakers... :)

Actually, I take that back; there are few sports other than motorsports that I actually pay much attention to...

But I am sometimes down in the L.A. Live/Convention Center area for other things so that is good to know.
AEdennis wrote:I've re-posted the "meat" and EV charging info on the Blink Network chargers at L.A. Live/Staples Center on an abbreviation of the original post for you NON-Sports fans.

Re: Blinks around LA Live?

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:07 am
by AEdennis
TomT wrote:Oh, I like some sports and sports teams, just not the Lakers... :)

Actually, I take that back; there are few sports other than motorsports that I actually pay much attention to...

But I am sometimes down in the L.A. Live/Convention Center area for other things so that is good to know.
AEdennis wrote:I've re-posted the "meat" and EV charging info on the Blink Network chargers at L.A. Live/Staples Center on an abbreviation of the original post for you NON-Sports fans.
TomT, any chargers in Fontana close to the California/AAA speedway that are reliable?

Ok. For those attending a sports event at Staples Center and parking at Lot W (West) I have included my best explanation of the convoluted way they get you to the chargers on the update to the same abbreviation. It's near the top of the post.

During non-game days, it's a lot more direct...

Re: Blinks around LA Live?

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:12 am
by TomT
Not that would fit most definitions of close by... Fontana Nissan is probably the best option. We drove the ICE that day.

Thanks for the update!
AEdennis wrote:TomT, any chargers in Fontana close to the California/AAA speedway that are reliable?