With a whopping three QCs (two if you ignore Mitsubishi's generosity) in all of the greater Ventura/Los Angeles/Orange County/San Bernadino areas, it is not much of calling for us...
GaslessInSeattle wrote:the tricky thing is, Nissan is the only one offering a CHAdeMO quick charging port, and there are lots of CHAdeMO's cropping up in the Seattle area. It will be hard to return to the side lines and "wait and see" with all those quick charging stations calling,
even with the much higher public charging profile (WA ranks 2nd behind OR in charger density per population) i have to agree that my biggest disappointment by far has been the lack of charging infrastructure that we had been promised.
people talk about range loss like it was never mentioned or expected and seeing people who have not seen it yet, upset by it is a bit strange to me. i have range loss and it was expected and i accept it knowing that i only decided on the LEAF because it had MORE range than i needed most of the time so losing a bit of it was ok. they told me to expect 30% less so that is what i planned for; 30% less TODAY means in 10 years, i am ok with it.
but what i was also told is that we would have 2500 public chargers including 40 DCFCs from Blink, a dozen from AV plus an expected handful from others. Well, AV is here (8 months late) and Blink has barely started (more than a year late)
it has become very clear to me that this is the biggest problem Nissan faces. its the lack of support. it is not the batteries. i knew the range would be falling off. i am prepared for that, but my plans included having much more charging options than i have now. of the nearly 2500 L2's we were supposed to have, we have about 500. huge regional gaps where there are none, other places with chargers every few blocks. there is no balance, plan or structure to the installs that i can see, but worst of all; no transparency.
we have just gotten word that along with the 2 DCFCs for the EV Highway Project (first 2 of 40) there are nine more set to go but other than a brief mention of two of the cities involved, everything else is hush hush? why is that?
why cant the city be revealed? this cant possibly put "pressure" on any entities involved as the final details get hammered out can it?
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles.2016 S30 deceased
. 29,413 miles. 2018 S40; 2483 miles, 490 GIDs, 38.2 Ahr available, SOH 99.30, Hx 114.37
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