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Re: DFW Metroplex

Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:52 am

The eVgo station in Burleson does have what looks to be a 120 volt outlet on the backside of the column for the security light. It has a cover over it with a three wheel combination lock. I guess you could call for the combination in an emergency or if you have lots of time you could go through all the different combinations until you found the correct one.

dfwcre8tive
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Re: DFW Metroplex

Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:39 pm

Stanton wrote:I was able to checkout the EVSE @DFW airport located in Terminal D last week. The good news: it seems to be solid and had no problem with my Leaf. The bad news: you can only access it via Valet Parking, which means you have to rely on them to actually plug/unplug your car (and navigate any timers--or not). Another downer for me (other than the $25/day valet charge) is that it's buried so far underground, the Leaf may not get cell coverage (I check status everyday when I'm traveling).

Full disclosure: the valet guys there were very nice and escorted me down to see (and try) the EVSE for a few minutes, but it's not something I would ever be able to do on a regular basis. They said it was a "trial" that may result in additional units being installed, but unless they put any units OUTSIDE of valet (say in 1 hour parking or something), I don't see how I would ever use it.


I tried valet recently as well, and was pleased that the car was charged when I returned. I've heard the renovations will include charging stations in some of the other parking areas.
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Re: DFW Metroplex

Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:43 pm

vrwl wrote:Final update on the body work from Trophy Nissan in Mesquite:

Overall, I'd say they did an excellent job. Very good communication via Matt Burkley (Collision Center Director), John Trent (Service Advisor) and their online Repair Tracking updates (can also generate automatic emails and texts when updated by the service staff). At this point, barring any unforeseen resulting battery issues, I would use them again for any body work requiring paint.



I have a ding/scratch in nearly the same location. I'll give them a call based on your recommendation.
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Re: DFW Metroplex

Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:46 pm

Oh.. I tried the Blink station at the Kroger on Lamar st. in Arlington yesterday. One of the stations was ICE'd despite a very good "EV" sign on the spot. I think it was a red Corolla or something. Anyway, I was still able to reach the charger by stringing the cable across the front of the Corolla. when I left the store the Corolla was still there, so I'm sort of wondering if it might have been an employee.
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Re: DFW Metroplex

Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:51 pm

dfwcre8tive wrote:
vrwl wrote:Final update on the body work from Trophy Nissan in Mesquite:

Overall, I'd say they did an excellent job. Very good communication via Matt Burkley (Collision Center Director), John Trent (Service Advisor) and their online Repair Tracking updates (can also generate automatic emails and texts when updated by the service staff). At this point, barring any unforeseen resulting battery issues, I would use them again for any body work requiring paint.



I have a ding/scratch in nearly the same location. I'll give them a call based on your recommendation.


Be sure and ask for John Trent when you call. He's the guy who knows about the special needs with Nissan Leafs. Good luck, let us know how it goes.
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Re: DFW Metroplex

Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:52 am

I really get frustrated with ICE blocking chargers when they are employees. I have had this occur more than once, and even had it blocked by an employee whom left in there overnight and wasn't working the next day (out of ALL the spots in a vacant lot....really?). It really frustrates me when the employer owns the EVSE and controls the parking (like employees need to park in the back, etc.).
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Re: DFW Metroplex

Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:16 pm

Ok for those curious about the stations at Cowboys Stadium:

These are GE Wattstations so they are the more sleek-looking design ones. There are 4 at this location (from what I could find) and are located in the Blue Lot - Lot 2. This lot is at the front of the stadium, you enter at the light across from walmart and take a left and go to the end of the lot closest to the road. Unfortuantely, this is prime parking so for free-for-all parking it will go faster.

There are 4 spots and 4 stations, meaning no sharing or "ICE protection." The stations are NOT marked. No signs, no EV or plug-in only, no nothing. The signs may be added later, but currently, expect them to be ICEd constantly.

The stations are not active. And, it appears you need an account/RFID code/QR code scan to access (and pay?) for then. GE has none of this set up. There is no way to sign up for a card (yet), the QR code takes you to a 404 website, and when you try to register and create an account online, it just asked for your language and thats it - it doesn't take you anywhere (but you can sign in to your non-existant account!).

As for how the parking will be handled? I don't know. If you purchase parking at the stadium for a cowboy's game, they assign you a lot, will you be able to option for EV parking? Will the stadium parking managment reserve these spots for plug-ins or just sell them off as normal? Will parking attendants know not to allow non-plug-ins to these spots? During non-game/event days when the parking is used for other events (like a Ranger's game), will parking attendants keep these open for plug-ins? These are the current outstanding issues that will probably only get answered when they become active are start to be used (or not used and blocked!)
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Re: DFW Metroplex

Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:30 pm

Pipcecil wrote:Ok for those curious about the stations at Cowboys Stadium:

I drove through there a few days ago and couldn't find them. I'll have a look again next time I go by.
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Re: DFW Metroplex

Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:13 pm

How come there are 30+ Blink stations near DFW airport at "Nissan Motor Corporation" ? This is near Rt 635 & Freeport Pkwy. Is this a Nissan dealer ?

What sense does it make to concentrate so many units in one place ? is this available for public use 24 hours a day ?
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Re: DFW Metroplex

Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:34 pm

The stations at cowboys stadium are hard to see from the road. At a station if you look across the street you see the apartment complex next to Walmart. But there are plenty of greenery in between plus they are perpendicular to the road making it more difficult. If you drive into the lot just turn left go to the end and you will see them in this extra nook space for a few extra spots, they are in this nook.

As for the 30+ blink stations, one is Nissan's lending and loan arm of its company and this is the headquarters. The second one next door (southeast) is Nissan corporate for the central us region (if you did the drive event it was here). So it makes sense that big Nissan buildings have many chargers. They are surface lots and always open. On a funny note, the ones to the north (Nissan motor acceptance - the loan and lending) are free, the ones at the regional office cost.
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