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Re: Electrify America Network

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Re: Electrify America Network

Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:24 pm

I hope EA will not repeat massive upgrades on a holiday travel weekend like that again. What I'd like to see them do is maybe upgrade every other station or something like that so we can avoid being stranded, well assuming something like a 200+ mile EV which is not uncommon these days. A big stretch of interstate like that is not good. This state is getting blanketed with reliable chargepoints but EA is still the best for travel to other states as Evgo and even chargepoint like to mostly stay in cities. Colorado just has state sponsorship giving us rural locations. No one else provides what EA does yet (charge corridors across the country for any brand EV).

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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:05 pm

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Re: Electrify America Network

Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:58 am

salyavin wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:24 pm
I hope EA will not repeat massive upgrades on a holiday travel weekend like that again.
I was expecting a bigger fuss here about the EA debacle, but I guess there aren't that many long distance travelers. We just got back from a week long trip that took us along the I95 corridor for a small bit. I'm certainly glad I wasn't depending upon EA's network for any part of my trip (SuC all the way). Their decision to turn off 500 miles of chargers on a holiday weekend definitely shows their decision makers don't use their own product.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:06 pm

It was pretty ridiculous and almost unbelievable from a business reputation perspective.


From a Leaf perspective, since they throttled the Chademos to 100ish amps, the little DC charging i do, i have gone back to EVGO where possible, as its still free for me for another year.

The good news is that both Greenlots and EVGo are expanding, so EA isn't the only game in town for an increasing number of routes...at least for us lowly Chademo plugged cars.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:09 pm

jlv wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:58 am
salyavin wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:24 pm
I hope EA will not repeat massive upgrades on a holiday travel weekend like that again.
I was expecting a bigger fuss here about the EA debacle, but I guess there aren't that many long distance travelers. We just got back from a week long trip that took us along the I95 corridor for a small bit. I'm certainly glad I wasn't depending upon EA's network for any part of my trip (SuC all the way). Their decision to turn off 500 miles of chargers on a holiday weekend definitely shows their decision makers don't use their own product.
Maybe... but then again, I didn't know where I-95 was so I ignored any headlines and thread that I sorta stumbled across. I'm on the other side of the country so I think this is the first time I've ever heard of that highway.

I don't think any Leaf driver would really want to depend on EA anyway due to their single CHAdeMO + multiple CCS at each site.

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Re: Electrify America Network

Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:39 pm

May not want to but for many long distance routes across states you may have little choice. Really I want two networks available if possible, even without these bad decisions I could imagine some central system these depending on going down taking down a charge network be it EA, EvGo or anyone else. I am thinking a programmer opps, an attack like what took down travelex. Thankfully that has never happened yet. I do not think these charge stations can operate independently. So far EA has been the least reliable for me but then I have never used Blink.

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Re: Electrify America Network

Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:08 pm

salyavin wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:39 pm
May not want to but for many long distance routes across states you may have little choice. Really I want two networks available if possible, even without these bad decisions I could imagine some central system these depending on going down taking down a charge network be it EA, EvGo or anyone else.
Along these lines, some guy in a Bolt group in Indiana over on Sept 12 ran into a snafu with an EA charger that didn't work so they had to fallback to L2.

He said they called them and it'd been offline for a week. He apparently didn't think to check Plugshare and EA's app before embarking on his roadtrip and encountering the downed site. When he mentioned the location and I looked it up, sure enough, EA's app said that whole site was offline. Right now, Plugshare at https://www.plugshare.com/location/169563 for that site has a check-in from EA on Sept 3
Electrify America is aware of an issue rendering the chargers at this location temporarily unavailable. Our maintenance team is actively working to address the issue. We will post again when this location is available for use...
When I checked Plugshare, there were no other DC FCs in the area. Oops!

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Re: Electrify America Network

Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:45 am

cwerdna wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:09 pm
I didn't know where I-95 was
It's just the major north-south Interstate from Florida to Maine. Most of it's traffic is between Washington D.C., NYC, and Boston. Tesla's first east coast SuCs were installed along it, and the infamous NY Times/Broder Model S test drive was on it.

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Re: Electrify America Network

Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:46 am

^^^
Wow. Ok. i only spotted a small segment down in the SE corner when I checked on Google Maps when I first looked into the stories. I guess it'd be the equivalent of I-5 on the west coast.

There are other highways that I wouldn't have been aware of unless I lived in WA, which I did like I-90 which has one end in Seattle and goes clear across the country. It makes no entry into CA.

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