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mwalsh
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Quick Charging comes to Southern California

Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:04 pm

In a forward thinking move, Mitsubishi Electric and Mitsubishi Motors North America have partnered to build a solar-powered charging station for electric vehicles at the Mitsubishi Motors corporate headquarters in Cypress, California. This station was unveiled today, and will be available to the general public beginning next week. Initially at least, charging will be free to all-comers and available during regular business hours.

Not only is this charging station the first of it's kind in Cypress, it is the first of it's kind in Southern California, being as it features the first DC Quick Charger in this part of the state. The DC quick charger, manufactured by the Eaton Corporation and featuring the CHAdeMO charging connector, is capable of recharging electric vehicles, like their own Mitsubishi "i", to 80% charged in around 25 minutes. This is an area infrastructure addition that has been hugely anticipated by local electric vehicle owners.

The station also features a 240v "level 2" charger from Eaton, which will charge the "i" in about 6 hours, and then two sets of 120v outlets for slower trickle charging. So, all-in, this station is capable of charging up to 4 vehicles at various rates. All this is powered by 96, 175w Mitsubishi Electric photovoltaic modules, providing 16.8kW maximum power, in an attractive twin-arch canopy design by California Green Design with electrical work by Rogers Electric.

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Re: Quick Charging comes to Southern California

Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:15 pm

Awesome! CHAdeMO here we go! A big thumbs up for Mitstsubishi!
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Re: Quick Charging comes to Southern California

Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:15 pm

"If you build it, they will come."

Product Commitment: Mitsubishi votes for CHAdeMO with their wallet.

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Re: Quick Charging comes to Southern California

Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:36 pm

I can't tell you how

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this makes me.

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Re: Quick Charging comes to Southern California

Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:38 pm

Perhaps Nissan will lead on this as well.

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Re: Quick Charging comes to Southern California

Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:41 pm

would you be so kind as to supply an address with zipcode, or a google map link.
i so love this.

mitsu is so far ahead on this because their car, with its smaller battery, depends on qc.
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Re: Quick Charging comes to Southern California

Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:04 pm

thankyouOB wrote:would you be so kind as to supply an address with zipcode, or a google map link.
i so love this.
6400 Katella Ave. Cypress, CA 90630


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2015 pack on 12/30/15
Tinted windows
Bosch AGM 12v
Ecopia 422+ tires
L1 EVSE upgrade
FIAMM horns
Superbright LED lighting
2013 sun visors
LED shifter
Heated seats
GT-R map lamp lenses
Altima illuminated door switches

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Re: Quick Charging comes to Southern California

Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:07 pm

Wahooo!!!! EV's and solar panels, a match made in heaven! Kind of seems like EV's make solar panels "affordable"!!!!

While I am conscious about how I treat the batteries, I have to admit I am really looking forward to the QC up here and may turn out to be willing to eat some capacity if it means we can reduce our reliance on gas sooner ... with a decent QC charging network along the freeway, our need for an ICE would drop to rental status!!!!

People have been dreaming about this stuff for a loooong time! I wish my father had lived to see the day, he is in fact responsible for my obsession with alternative energy. It's so inspiring to see this finally happening!!

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Re: Quick Charging comes to Southern California

Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:57 pm

Woohoo! Do we know what their regular business hours are? Will this be available during daytime hours on the weekend as well?
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Re: Quick Charging comes to Southern California

Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:04 pm

Awesome!!!

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