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Re: General EV Infrastructure News

Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:48 am

How sustainable is "sustainable electricity" when every aspect of their manufacture, installation, transportation and maintenance relies on fossil fuels?
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Re: General EV Infrastructure News

Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:17 pm

GCC:
Porsche opens Europe’s most powerful rapid-charging park in Leipzig; 7MW, all renewable energy
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... ipzig.html

. . . Twelve rapid charging points with 350 kW (direct current) and four charging points with 22 kW (alternating current) are now in operation at the customer center, running seven days a week, around the clock and for customers of all vehicle brands.

During a pilot phase that is running until the end of March, rapid charging will be free of charge for all users. After that, payment will be made using the mobility providers’ standard charging cards, according to their respective conditions. . . .

All vehicles with a Combined Charging System connection (CCS2) can use the fast charging function. . . .
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Re: General EV Infrastructure News

Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:14 pm

IEVS:
EVgo Announces Opening Of 800th Fast Charging Location
https://insideevs.com/news/401558/evgo- ... -location/

. . . It's important to point out that while they do have the most locations - now a total of 800, they have less charging stalls than Electrify America because EVgo has fewer chargers per location. Many EVgo locations have only one or two chargers, while the minimum amount of chargers at any Electrify America site is four.

Electrify America recently opened its 400th location, half the number of sites that EVgo currently has. However, Electrify America has close to 1,800 chargers at their 400 locations, and EVgo has fewer chargers than that deployed in their 800 sites.

You may have noted they also said they were "the most reliable" public charging network, an obvious dig at Electrify America's well-documented reliability woes. . . .

2019 was a busy year for EVgo. EVgo opened up 75 locations and signed roaming agreements with Chargepoint and Electrify America. In January of this year, EVgo was acquired by LS Power. . . .

As you might expect, EVgo's largest presence is in the state of California and had this to say about their commitment to electrifying the Golden State:

  • In California, where more than half of the EVs in the U.S. are currently located, EVgo’s network of fast chargers grew by 40 percent in 2019. EVgo manages more than 300 fast-charging locations and 750 fast chargers across the state, connecting more than 80% of Californians to an EVgo fast charger within a 15-minute drive. In 2019, the company opened seven EVgo Equal Access Charging Hub (or EACH) locations in California communities most impacted by air pollution – including Anaheim, Compton, Inglewood, Richmond, and San Leandro – helping to promote electrification for all. . . .
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Re: General EV Infrastructure News

Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:36 pm

Looks like they are doing an outstanding job.
No need for further government intervention.
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Re: General EV Infrastructure News

Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:52 am

Oilpan4 wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:36 pm
No need for further government intervention.
If only we could convince the government of that. :cry:
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Re: General EV Infrastructure News

Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:35 am

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Looks like they are doing an outstanding job.
No need for further government intervention.
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Re: General EV Infrastructure News

Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:28 am

Some more good news on "chargers". Where I work the original 14 year old forklift chargers got replaced with new ones.
I wired them in and they still use 3 phase 480v.
The new ones are about 1/4 the size.
I know they're only making like an absolute max of around 48v but it's a good sign, charging electronics are getting a lot smaller and likely cheaper.
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Re: General EV Infrastructure News

Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:22 pm

GCR:
GM commits to giving its own employees more workplace charging
https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... e-charging

. . .Through the effort, it will install 3,500 charging connectors across facilities in the U.S. and Canada—tripling the number of connectors currently available from the company.

Citing “the internal popularity of the Chevrolet Bolt EV,” as well as the upcoming other models from Cadillac and GMC (and by extension, Hummer), the company voiced that it’s “committed to ensuring that all employees are able to conveniently charge their vehicles as the employee EV-owner population grows.”

GMC’s full-size electric pickup is expected to arrive in the second half of 2021, for the 2022 model year, as is a GMC Hummer electric truck for model year 2022. A Cadillac fully electric crossover will arrive for model year 2023.

Rick Spina, GM’s VP of EV/AV commercialization and infrastructure, said that the company wants “to make it as convenient as possible for our employees to enjoy the rewards of EV ownership.”

GM also notes it as a method of employee retention, and an extension of its commitment to sustainability.

The new workplace chargers, all Level 2 (which can add 25 miles of range to the Bolt EV per hour) will be installed at company facilities starting late this year.

According to GM, 900,000 out of approximately one million EV drivers in the region aren’t able to charge at work; and when workplace charging is offered, employees are six times more likely to choose an EV.

As a baseline, GM projects that 6.5% of the vehicles on the road (assuming in the U.S.) will be electric by 2025.

According to GM, 90 percent of EV owners charge either at home or at work. Using an average daily commute of just 22.5 miles a day, the company notes that it takes just an hour to fully recharge at home or at work from that average commute. . . .
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Re: General EV Infrastructure News

Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:48 pm

IEVS:
PSA Group Announces Recommended Charging Partners For Europe
https://insideevs.com/news/402896/psa-c ... rs-europe/

PSA offers a single, simple, “one-stop-shop” to purchase and install charging points.
The PSA Group intends to facilitate the purchase and installation of charging stations for customers of all its brands (Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel/Vauxhall) who opt for any plug-in model.

The French group will recommend charging partners in each country in Europe, who will take care of the installation of both home charging units (single-family homes and multi-family complexes), as well as charging points for companies. . . .
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Re: General EV Infrastructure News

Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:24 pm

AAA members get 10% off EVgo rates, and don't have to pay the $8.00/month fee either. Might help those who can't charge at work for free right now, especially as AAA basic membership is less than $5/month and gives you all the usual emergency road services.
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