Here's a bit of research I dug up on the Quick Chargers addressing some of the questions during the call and some updates:BAAQMD/ECOtality San Francisco Bay Area Quick Chargers
SAN FRANCISCO – February 2, 2011 – ECOtality, Inc.(NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage, announced today that it has expanded The EV Project to the San Francisco Bay Area. ECOtality was awarded a $2.87 million contract from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) to become the Project Manager of the organization’s Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Deployment Program. Through this program, ECOtality will oversee the installation of 2,750 home charging stations and 30 DC fast charging stations throughout the Bay Area.
ECOtality will also implement a DC Fast Charger Program, from a $614,800 Air District award, that will allow the Company to install 20 Blink DC Fast Chargers, out of the 30 total chargers installed throughout the program. The Blink DC Fast Charger is capable of providing a full charge in under 30 minutes.http://www.ecotality.com/newsletter/201 ... AAQMD.htmlNissan reducing Quick Charger unit hardware cost to $10,000
Nissan Motor Co. revealed what might just be the world's cheapest quick-charge station. Priced below $10,000 and set to go on sale in November, Nissan's newly-developed quick-charge unit takes up significantly less space than most competing Level 3 chargers and is supposedly easier to install, too
Rated input 49kW 3 phase AC200V (or 142 Amps at 200VAC 3 phase -ed)http://green.autoblog.com/2011/09/13/ni ... k-charger/350Green's SF Bay Area DC Quick Charge project
350Green's pilot project in the San Francisco Bay Area calls for the installation of DC fast-charge stations in six cities: Albany, Menlo Park, Milbrae, Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Sunnyvale. All the chargers will be installed, by June of 2012, in parking areas of select retail locations at no cost to lot owners. Pending a successful trial, 350Green hopes to collaborate with additional U.S. cities to expand its charging network across the nation.http://green.autoblog.com/2011/02/08/35 ... -chargers/
350Green’s system is a network of charging stations distributed across a metropolitan area. We offer both Level 2 (220v) and DC Fast (480v) options, depending on location and use. Our PowerDock is a stand-alone unit that offers up to four simultaneous charges. Our Express Plaza can be configured as a standalone unit, or part of a solar carport for maximum energy efficiency and reduced grid load. All Level 2 units offer standard connectors for all electric vehicle types, include full maintenance and instant support from a live, 24/7 help line. When we install two or more fast chargers at a location, we install energy storage to prevent grid overload.
350Green offers a range of simple, convenient payment plans that allow EV drivers to have instant access to charging from the moment they buy their vehicle. Account holders can either pay by the charge or by the month, depending on their expected levels of use, and can use any of the 350Green stations in the local, national or global network.http://350green.com/equipment-2/eVgo Texas EV charging subscription with Quick Chargers
For reference, this is the EV charging network subscription service in Texas, to get an idea of the economics of that model.
eVgo’s charging plans feature flat monthly rates. The company recommends the “complete” package, which happens to be the most expensive ($89), but also offers the most features. This includes the home installation cost (home charging dock and equipment), the home electricity cost, a three year service plan, and unlimited charging at eVgo network stations. It also includes unlimited at home charging, with no additional electricity costs during non-peak hours. Installation could get more expensive with custom installations. A customer plugs in the car overnight at home; at the fast-charge station, the customer waves a key fob to start the charging process.http://cleantechnica.com/2011/09/10/tex ... -stations/
MNL Threads on eVgo's first Quick Charger and the pricing plan:viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5649viewtopic.php?f=25&t=4249
See the Vacaville L3 Chargepoint
thread for the information on who runs the site, funding, etc. that I just posted.Quick Charge hardware / unitsPlug In America's listing of EV Charger units, including Quick ChargersRelated MNL threadsSan Francisco Bay Area Quick Chargers Recommended LocationsL3 / CHAdeMO quick charge AWOL ?
Includes some discussion of the UL listing.Vacaville L3 ChargepointSome grants / projectsUS DOE $1 Million grant to CA for EV planning and charging readiness
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