nateval
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Re: NC Leaf Owners

Hey all!

I'm new to the EV community, in general, but have lived in NC for a few years with the USMC and now outside of the military. I'm currently working on a summer project for my MBA centered on improving the EV charging experience. Would anyone on the forum have time to chat? I'd love to glean some insights on your experiences charging in hopes of improving it for the future! Thank you!

-nate
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SalisburySam
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Location: Salisbury, NC

Re: NC Leaf Owners

nateval wrote:Hey all!

I'm new to the EV community, in general, but have lived in NC for a few years with the USMC and now outside of the military. I'm currently working on a summer project for my MBA centered on improving the EV charging experience. Would anyone on the forum have time to chat? I'd love to glean some insights on your experiences charging in hopes of improving it for the future! Thank you!

-nate
Hello Nate, and welcome the forum and EV community! And thank you for your service!

There are a lot of requests for participation in various EV-related surveys on this and other forums (fora?), so I think you’ll find some reluctance to engage in such things without transparency about who’s collecting the information and for what purpose. And several of these have been for MBA projects like you state.

Let me suggest an alternative and likely far more productive approach: there is a boatload of information already in this and other EV-related forums that frankly answer your questions already. Before starting another rehashing of information, do your homework in the threads and focus your specific concerns in areas of project interest. What you don’t find we’ll be happy to contribute to, but leverage the vast amount of detailed information, opinions, facts, and alternate facts already here. The “Search” function works also.

Lastly, there is EV charging, then there is EV charging. There are lots of practical options for various EV’s, public stations, and destination chargers. And things vary considerably across national boundaries. Again, please bring your understanding to a level beyond simple familiarity by taking advantage of what has already been done and documented.

Then let’s have some spirited (charged?) conversations!
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lpickup
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Re: NC Leaf Owners

Nate, welcome to the community. Feel free to reach out. There are probably better (more active) sites that you can use to reach out to potential EV owners and I can point you in the right direction.
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watchdoc
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Re: NC Leaf Owners

Wow, the NC forum is dead. I'm from Greenville. 22SV+ Deep Blue Pearl. Not a single DCFC in Greenville but I guess that's fine for me since I can charge at home but sucks for people visiting Greenville for Pirate games and such.
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lpickup
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Very true. There are at least a few L2 charging options (probably not ideal for going to a football game), and there are several options in different directions heading into and out of Greenville, but yes, nothing right in town.

BTW, I have started a new site to track fastchargers if you want to check it out:

https://fastcharger.info
https://forum.fastcharger.info
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watchdoc
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Location: Greenville, NC

Re: NC Leaf Owners

lpickup wrote: Thu Jan 27, 2022 12:38 pm Very true. There are at least a few L2 charging options (probably not ideal for going to a football game), and there are several options in different directions heading into and out of Greenville, but yes, nothing right in town.

BTW, I have started a new site to track fastchargers if you want to check it out:

https://fastcharger.info
https://forum.fastcharger.info
Of course right after I made my post on Jan 27th, Greenville Nissan is back in the DCFC game with a new ABB unit! I was able to charge at 20wh for free and after hours. The charger is in the same location as the old one and is often blocked by the service dept. The unit appears to only be capable of 25kw per ABB's website but at least it's something.
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Re: NC Leaf Owners

Fast forward til May and we are really enjoying our Leaf. (over 4000 miles already) My 15 year old is even learning to drive with it! 95% of our charging is at home but we travel to Beaufort often and take advantage of the FREE level 2 charging at the Boat House even though the Leaf 62 will drive from Greenville to Beaufort and back home on a single charge easily.
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