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Re: Electrify America Network

Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:56 am

^^^
Yes. I posted about this earlier in the thread... :)

Maybe we should have a separate thread like https://www.mychevybolt.com/forum/viewt ... =12&t=9545 to call out when EA has announced or unannounced free juice.

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Re: Electrify America Network

Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:09 am

salyavin wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:51 am
https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/free ... y-america/

free charging today
uhhh, a bit slow on the clicker there? This was posted a few days ago
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Re: Electrify America Network

Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:10 am

cwerdna wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:56 am
^^^
Yes. I posted about this earlier in the thread... :)

Maybe we should have a separate thread like https://www.mychevybolt.com/forum/viewt ... =12&t=9545 to call out when EA has announced or unannounced free juice.
Yeah, that does seem to be happening with increasing frequency lately
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Re: Electrify America Network

Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:25 pm

Got my free juice today. Went for a drive to the beach then came back (about 70 miles of driving). Picked up 36 kWh of free juice.

Bolt/Taycan driver pinged me that he was there getting his free candy when I was driving, so our stays overlapped a bit. An e-tron BEV showed up for his free juice as someone told him. I saw his car go as high as 147 kW, but mostly was at 146 kW when I was looking. This is on 150 kW chargers.

This might be a first for all 3 DC FCs there to be in use. EA checked in yesterday saying the CHAdeMO plug is down.

Amazingly, I've been seeing these EA DC FCs in use in prior days: once an i3, later an e-tron BEV and at another site, a Volt on J1772. I have no idea why they went there given that there are working J1772s and now repaired DC FCs both at 19 cents/kWh just a few miles away. EA here is 31 cents/kWh for Pass+ and 43 cents/kWh for Pass.

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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:36 am

cwerdna wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:25 pm
Got my free juice today. Went for a drive to the beach then came back (about 70 miles of driving). Picked up 36 kWh of free juice.

Bolt/Taycan driver pinged me that he was there getting his free candy when I was driving, so our stays overlapped a bit. An e-tron BEV showed up for his free juice as someone told him. I saw his car go as high as 147 kW, but mostly was at 146 kW when I was looking. This is on 150 kW chargers.

This might be a first for all 3 DC FCs there to be in use. EA checked in yesterday saying the CHAdeMO plug is down.

Amazingly, I've been seeing these EA DC FCs in use in prior days: once an i3, later an e-tron BEV and at another site, a Volt on J1772. I have no idea why they went there given that there are working J1772s and now repaired DC FCs both at 19 cents/kWh just a few miles away. EA here is 31 cents/kWh for Pass+ and 43 cents/kWh for Pass.
Quite the opposite experience for me. Hit the 6 station Walmart Lacey twice both times Chademo the only station in use. First time, I was alone. 2nd time, Gen One LEAF shows up 15 mins into my charging, I decided to stay for 30 mins and go. At 29 mins, another LEAF shows up so I unplugged and left. 35 kwh on the two sessions. I didn't have anything planned for yesterday so it was mostly just bombing around town getting errands done.
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 19,653 mi, 93.47% SOH
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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:53 pm

Quartzsite, AZ on I-10 is open, so I-10 is finally (initially) complete coast to coast!
Love's Travel #286 (Quartzsite, AZ) at 760 S Quartzsite Blvd, Quartzsite, AZ 85346 is now live.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:59 pm

Any chance EA came to understand that a significant chunk of their base is Leafs and Teslas with adapters?
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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:15 pm

DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:59 pm
Any chance EA came to understand that a significant chunk of their base is Leafs and Teslas with adapters?
EA's future business isn't LEAFs or Tesla's.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:43 pm

At the end of April there were 600 sites open/132 "Coming soon", compared to 569/150 at the end of March, a gain of 31 open sites.

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:

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

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

CA: Greenfield, Santa Maria & 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).

NV: Lovelock (I-80).
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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed May 05, 2021 9:59 pm

GCC:
Electrify America announces $200M additional investment for ZEV infrastructure and education in California
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... acali.html

. . . Green City Investment: - $25 Million in Long Beach-Wilmington. One key part of the California plan is the $25 million investment in a Green City program in the Long Beach-Wilmington community, home to the nation’s busiest port complex and served by a fleet of more than 18,000 drayage trucks.

Building on Electrify America’s first successful Green City program in Sacramento, the company will work with Long Beach and Los Angeles city officials and fleet operators to implement projects focused on charging transit and heavy-duty electric vehicles, showcasing ultra-fast charging technology, energy storage and renewables and energy management for these two emerging use cases.

Efforts will focus on tackling medium- and heavy-duty emissions in a predominantly disadvantaged and low-income community, which is classified as an extreme non-attainment area under the Clean Air Act (64% of Long Beach/Wilmington community is classified as low-income and disadvantaged by the California Air Resources Board. . . .)

Highlights of California’s Third ZEV Investment Plan. The central focus of electric vehicle charging infrastructure investment will focus on building strategically-placed charging stations in many of Electrify America’s existing metro areas, where electric vehicle (EV) drivers are expected to charge most often. DC Fast Charging stations will be placed in retail locations, but will also consider the needs of adjacent multi-unit dwellings, where Level 2 (L2) residential charging deployment is oftentimes challenging. In addition to existing metro investments, Electrify America will invest in five new metro areas:

Bakersfield
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara
Stockton
Visalia

Existing metro area investments to be expanded are:

Fresno
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
San Diego-Carlsbad
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara

Additional Investment Plan focus areas include:

Highways & Regional Routes: The new investment will expand highway network DC Fast Charging stations, featuring charging power up to 350 kilowatts for capable vehicles, adding density along major routes and investing in regionally significant routes to new destinations including Joshua Tree National Park.

Transit and Medium-Duty/Heavy-Duty Fleet Charging: Both the transit and medium/heavy-duty sectors are poised for significant growth over the coming decade. Electrify America is investing in infrastructure to support these emerging, but transformational, technologies. . . .

Rural Investments: As part of the plan, the company will build off its more than $81 million investment to date in rural parts of the state, including the Central Valley, where Electrify America has built more stations to date than any other charging provider.

Renewable Generation: Consistent with California’s broader air quality goals, Electrify America will invest in renewable generation for select stations as site-level energy management tools to help to reduce station operating costs and reduce the carbon consumption for EV recharging. . . .
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