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Re: Electrify America Network

Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:06 pm

https://www.audi.jp/e-tron/range-and-charging/ also mentions CHAdeMO.

Indeed. https://www.chademo.com/ says there are 7700 CHAdeMO chargers in Japan, which is IIRC about 90% the size of California.

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Re: Electrify America Network

Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:08 pm

Again we are talking about the United States of America where Electrify America is located. Not about Japan (where I lived, married, procreated and am very familiar with the chargers) where electrify America does not exist. In Japan you usually want your cars to support CHAdeMO. Electrify America is in the United States of America. Your short trip to Japan has nothing to do with Electrify America.

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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:51 am

salyavin wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:55 pm
and the e-tron and taycan as audi and porche are part of the VW group. Expensive cars sure but they sell no CHAdeMO.
Yup. VW has also sold the eGolf with CCS for years. It has been small numbers in the US (I hear it's a hit in Europe though), but it still counts.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:12 pm

At the end of March there were 569 sites open/150"Coming soon", compared to 556/143 at the end of February, a gain of 13 open sites. For the past couple of months EA has only been updating their map/site count once a month, usually about 1 week into the month

Here's the list of road trip coverage expansion or gap filler "Coming soon" sites in the west I've been or will be monitoring, and consider most important for completion. I've added two* (3) sites, in Merced (S.R. 99/140), Auburn (I-80/S.R. 49), and Santa Maria, CA. All are infill on their main routes, but Auburn is in the Sierra foothills below the snow line, and we'll spaced from the Bay Area to be a good stopping point on the way up to Truckee/NLT/Reno.

It, along with the "Coming soon" site in Placerville, have lots of EVgo/CP competition as they're along the main Drive the Arc routes, but more's better, plus they're faster chargers.

Merced has EA chargers on 99 to both the NW and SE within 30 miles or so, but its main importance for now is that it serves S.R. 140 to Yosemite Valley. Until such time as EA or someone else builds a site in the Mariposa-El Portal area this is the furthest east QC on that route, which is often below the snow line in winter when 120 and 41 aren't, thus avoiding chain/AWD requirements.

WA: Port Angeles and Aberdeen (U.S. 101); Leavenworth (U.S. 2); Poulsbo (S.R. 3/305/307).

Oregon: Bend (U.S. 97); Warrenton & *Newport (U.S. 101).

CA: Greenfield, *Santa Maria (4/14) & Solvang (U.S. 101); *Yuba City (S.R. 99/20) & Chico (S.R. 99/32); Auburn (I-80/S.R. 49); (Placerville (U.S. 50); Los Banos, Lost Hills & Oceanside (I-5); Buck Meadows (S.R. 120); Merced (S.R. 99/140); Fenner (I-40).

AZ: Quartzsite (I-10); *Kingman (I-40).

NV: Lovelock & *W. Wendover (open 4/14) (I-80).
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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:25 pm

The Skokie IL site (at Old Orchard mall) is nearly ready. Chargers are in place, but area is still fenced off.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:53 pm

All 3 EA DC FC’s at the site that I’m on are showing complimentary session. Woot! I am charging on one of them now.

No idea if it extends beyond my site, city, or area.

Ok. Besides my anger that I will write about later, this is one thing I am happy about re: EA. This is the 2nd time I’ve gotten free sessions, by luck. I also was pretty low on juice when I arrived. Was at ~16% SoC.

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Re: Electrify America Network

Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:09 pm

They are free again. Ditto for another set of stations a few miles away.

https://twitter.com/JustJaribel/status/ ... 81057?s=20 posted about this too. I don't know where they're at.

While digging around, I found this complaint and request for more CHAdeMO plugs at each site (https://twitter.com/jeremy_akers/status ... 80486?s=20,). I'm sure EA's going to get right on that... ;)

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Re: Electrify America Network

Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:58 am

It's not going to happen. One site in Frisco the whole thing (all chargers) went down several times last year. Always check the app and plugshare before you leave. While I am very glad EA exists as it is the only cross country charge network open to all cars at the moment, I do see reliability with EA sites. EVGo also goes down sometimes particularly their older ones. My hope is EVs will continue to become more popular which will help more chargers get built for redundancy if nothing else. Remember when EA did an upgrade taking out most chargers? That kind of thing strands people. On the person needing to be towed I wonder if he used plugshare to try and find l2 or even an outlet. Not sure if they even knew about plugshare.

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Re: Electrify America Network

Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:58 am

cwerdna wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:09 pm
While digging around, I found this complaint and request for more CHAdeMO plugs at each site
I'd like one or more CHAdeMO plug at every DCQC site... including Tesla's. :lol: :roll: :lol: :cry:
Yea, I know, never will happen.

Seriously, we should have exactly one open to all standard plug for all EVs, at least at the national level. Free as in freedom, not free beer. Closed proprietary standards are harmful to almost everyone.

CHAdeMO qualifies as an open standard, but isn't supported widely in the USA. Yes, I know Japan is different, as is China and Europe.

Somehow we need one free and open standard. CCS could be that standard.

Are there any other realistic standards for the USA?
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Re: Electrify America Network

Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:34 pm

Does anyone know of any site besides Oneonta NY that has 2 Chademos with EA?
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