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Re: A new kind of tow truck

Mon May 17, 2010 11:20 am

One other possiblity is to lobby your city (if you are in a smaller suburban city in the metro area) to put a few chargers at the local library. I plan to do that with my city.

ps : The 120V charging infront of the house will be too slow to be of much help to anyone ...
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Re: A new kind of tow truck

Mon May 17, 2010 11:25 am

evnow wrote:One other possiblity is to lobby your city (if you are in a smaller suburban city in the metro area) to put a few chargers at the local library. I plan to do that with my city.

ps : The 120V charging infront of the house will be too slow to be of much help to anyone ...
Good idea, now people will have a reason to go to a library.

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Re: A new kind of tow truck

Mon May 17, 2010 11:26 am

evnow wrote:One other possiblity is to lobby your city (if you are in a smaller suburban city in the metro area) to put a few chargers at the local library. I plan to do that with my city.

ps : The 120V charging infront of the house will be too slow to be of much help to anyone ...
the 120V would be for me, if someone was using the J-1772 when I need it [that way I still get reporting on the outlet etc] :) I don't think there is much of a price difference between their single J-1772 model and the dual model with the 120V outlet, both are just too expesive for a residential installation, to provide public charging access
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Re: A new kind of tow truck

Mon May 17, 2010 11:30 am

mitch672 wrote:I was only looking for their model "CT2100" which is a combo Level 1 (120V outlet behind a locked door), and a Level 2 (J-1772 EVSE) model. I saw a slide presentation that puts it at $7,000 installed.. that's way too much for me. If it wasn't much more than a standard EVSE @ $2200, I would consider putting it outside the garage, and then it would be listed on the "ChargePoint" Networks map, and it would essentialy be a "public charger", I would go up to $3000 or so but not $7K...
(I need to stop refreshing this site)
Anyway, sorry, I saw your post was in response to a level 3 charger, so I assumed that's what you were wondering about price-wise.

My understanding is that the EVSE is rated/built to be able to be outside as well. I say go with that, and just get yourself on some of the "community" charging sites. Assuming EVs take off like we're hoping they will, I imagine that there will be better resources than just "ChargePoint" to find charging stations. Sure, it might not show up on the in-car map, but anyone with a smart phone or who has pre-planned their trip will know about your station.

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Re: A new kind of tow truck

Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:16 am

LTLFTcomposite wrote:How about a power take-off on a pickup truck that can drive a big generator to provide level 3 charging?
Or perhaps just find a way to tow a Leaf while it's on and the brake is applied. That will charge it without any PTO/generator/charger required.

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Re: A new kind of tow truck

Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:29 am

Can the two front-end "tie-down" points
be used for towing without damaging the car?

I suspect not.

How should the LEAF be attached to be pulled
up the slope for loading onto a flat-bed truck?
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Re: A new kind of tow truck

Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:15 pm

Wouldn't it be nice if there was some provision for transferring power from one Leaf (or other EV) to another? Battery-to-battery charging could easily reach Level3 rates so it would be a quick procedure.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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