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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:21 pm

555 Shops Blvd.
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Most everything around here is wet during the rainy season. And the rainy season is long.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:41 am

Another site in addition to Mission Viejo (3/1/0) seems to have opened, as the count went from 416 to 418. No idea where.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:18 am

cwerdna wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:54 am
DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:41 am
Granted its much slower but no free level 2's in the area? Guessing if you had them, they would be overrun but something to consider

I do see your reasons for not charging at home. Your Summer rates are rather extreme. But Summer should mean much less cold battery issues as well.

I would definitely invest in whatever battery app the Bolt can use. It seems rather important in your case to know the temperature ranges for optimum charging.
There are only 3 free L2 J1772 plugs sorta in my area.
...
bunch of ChargePoint CT-4000 stations with only 3 plugs available for public use (1 dual handle station + 1 single handle in another part of the parking lot). It's about 5 miles each way from home, so it makes no sense to go there and back unless I'm going to pass that area or spend a lot of time there. There's also a 4 hour time limit and no restrooms unless I walk to a business maybe 5-7 minutes away (if it's open)... And, yes, before the Santa Clara County (and now CA state) lockdown, they were quite busy.

They also turned on https://www.chargepoint.com/resources/using-waitlist/, but the WL is unpredictable. The owners set the stations to "close" at 11 pm. The latest behavior is that even if you are charging at at 10:59:59 pm, once it hits 11 pm, power is cut to the connectors which is a bummer for me as I'm a night owl. :( Previously, it'd keep charging past 11 pm, despite the 11 pm "closing" time.

The old Clipper Creek non-networked stations (totally removed) had no enforced time limit nor opening/closing hours.

Anyway, for the WL, you could be in spot 7 and not make it to the front before 11 pm "closing time". Or, you could be spot 5 and suddenly find yourself at the front due to people snoozing or leaving the list... Or, there's a 5 minute timeout, so if 4 folks in front of you all don't respond (each ignoring/hitting their 5 minute timeout), in about 20 minutes, you find yourself at the head.
Re: another data point about the unpredictability of the wait list for the 3 above handles: I joined the WL maybe around 7:30 or 8 pm today. I was #6 in line. Earlier in the afternoon, there was a handle actually open (so, joining would made me #1 immediately). Anyway, by around 10 pm, I still still #6 in line. It hadn't moved. After the stations closed at 11 pm, I checked and I was #5 in line.

Now at 12:18 am, I'm #4 in line and can't use them anyway until they "re-open" at 5 am.

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Re: Electrify America Network

Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:59 pm

just used Electrify America for the first time...Walmart Breaux Bridge, LA right off of I10

https://youtu.be/hwQ-oprZGCE
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Re: Electrify America Network

Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:04 pm

Make sure you put the charging max rate into your plug share check in.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:37 pm

Kia gets the same EA pricing deal as Hyundai. Article@IEVS.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:53 pm

7600 SW Dartmouth St.
Tigard, OR 97223
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Most everything around here is wet during the rainy season. And the rainy season is long.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:08 pm

311 4th. Ave. N. Kent, Washington 98032
Kent, WA 98032
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Most everything around here is wet during the rainy season. And the rainy season is long.
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cwerdna
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Re: Electrify America Network

Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:59 pm

Finally had a better experience with EA this time on my Bolt. Unfortunately, it seems like my battery was still not warm enough. OAT was around 68 F. I started at 28% SoC as the charger displayed. Rate started at about 40 kW and slowly went up to a peak of 51 kW until it started ramping back down when I hit ~48 or 49% (per charger's display), so I terminated the charge by the time it got down to 37 kW.

I wish their UI would continually display the charging rate instead of cycling back and forth. And, it seems like after a little while, it times out to a "screen saver" that displays no stats, so you have to tap the screen to bring up the screen w/the % SoC, kWh dispensed, elapsed time, etc. and that sometimes displays charging rate.

I was charged the correct rate (18 cents/minute), so I paid $3.19 for 13.2 kWh. Session was 17:42.

I noticed that EA said the charger that had SAE Combo + CHAdeMO was "unavailable" and is still in that state.

A Hyundai Ioniq EV driver checked in the other day and was pissed it was charging him 50 cents/minute even though his charging rate was below 75 kW. Obviously, he didn't know about the Hyundai and Kia plans.

EA really should switch over to per kWh billing or have their price tering based upon actual charging rate (kW) instead of some stupid max the car reports.

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Re: Electrify America Network

Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:18 pm

I only used EA once...but doesn't the app show the charging information also?
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