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Re: L3 / CHAdeMO quick charge AWOL ?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 1:35 pm
by LakeLeaf
Glenn wrote:There are several threads here which already address Ecotality's stellar lack of performance.

Now, now, - let's not discount their amazing performance at pumping out press releases telling us what they are going to do, plan to do, are getting paid to do, and hope to do. :lol:

Re: L3 / CHAdeMO quick charge AWOL ?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 2:52 pm
by TEG

Re: L3 / CHAdeMO quick charge AWOL ?

Posted: Thu May 19, 2011 4:05 pm
by TEG

Re: L3 / CHAdeMO quick charge AWOL ?

Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 4:19 pm
by TEG

Re: L3 / CHAdeMO quick charge AWOL ?

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 2:10 pm
by TEG
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Re: L3 / CHAdeMO quick charge AWOL ?

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 2:25 pm
by davewill
Whoa! That suckas huuuugggeeee!!!! All I can see on my screen at one time is the LEAF's wheel. Want to scale that puppy down a little, or just link it? You really shouldn't embed another site's image like that, anyway.

Re: L3 / CHAdeMO quick charge AWOL ?

Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 5:36 pm
by TEG
This is somewhat old news / rehash, but they continue to talk of 400 DC L3s coming, with 45 at BP/ARCO:

http://www.actexpo.com/pdfs/Presentatio ... ion150.pdf
Ecotality Infrastructure Planning
...
May 6, 2011
...
Deployment Detail
Total Chargers: ~14,000
• ~8,300 residential EVSE (L2)
• ~5,300 public & commercial
• ~400 DC fast-chargers (L3)
...
BP / ARCO
Host Blink DC Fast Chargers at 45 BP/ARCO sites
...
================================

AeroVironment presentation:
http://www.actexpo.com/pdfs/Presentatio ... ion150.pdf
(Check out the "EVBoost" mobile charging on page 8 with TEPCO/JARI/CHAdeMO plugs for tow trucks to give you a "jump start".)

Re: L3 / CHAdeMO quick charge AWOL ?

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:19 pm
by ralphmc
Cracker Barrel?

They are home grown here in Tennessee...

We live in Nashville and would be able to do quite a few vacational "nature" trips on some longer Weekends or for our visits with family of hours just in the triangle of Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga. This would bring them "Cracker Barrel" quite a bit of business if they would hurry up and install their planned QC (L3).

So I emailed them last week and asked when I can take my Leaf to one of there 24 stores in that area, here is what I received as an answer from Guest Relations:

Dear Mr. C,

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with all of us here at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. We're always pleased to hear from our guests.

Twelve of the 24 Cracker Barrel locations that will have chargers installed have been identified. Located along the Tennessee Triangle, these locations will support EV drivers traveling along the corridor connecting Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga:

" Athens
" Cleveland
" Cookeville
" Crossville " East Ridge
" Farragut
" Harriman
" Kimball

" Lebanon
" Manchester
" Murfreesboro
" Nashville Stewart s Ferry Pike

We look forward to seeing you in one of our locations again soon.

Sincerely,

P. S.
Guest Relations Representative
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.

It looks like we have to create some "demand" to get something done...

Ralph

Re: L3 / CHAdeMO quick charge AWOL ?

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:17 pm
by Luft
I'm pretty sure the lack of QC stations is by design. The auto makers in the US and all oil companies have a vested interest in delaying or killing the electric car movement.

If Nissan were smart they would hand pick dealerships that are close to interstate highways and work to install DC quick charge stations themselves. They wouldn't have to install one at every dealership just in key spots.

The advantages are many. I understand that Nissan has access to DC quick charging stations that only cost $16,000.00. That's pretty cheap as those things go. Doing this would ensure that the CHAdeMO plug would become the defacto standard here in the United States. If they owned the stations they could control the price of a charge not to gouge consumers but rather to prevent inflated prices that would chill the perceived viability of EVs.

If the US car manufactures wanted to keep playing their standards game they would risk becoming even more irrelevant than they already are in this emerging technology.

Nissan needs to start playing some serious hardball in this area.
garygid wrote:Why is the QC unit that is used all over Japan NOT available for use here?

Does anybody have real details?

Re: L3 / CHAdeMO quick charge AWOL ?

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:22 pm
by TomT
It's fashionable and fun to bash oil and auto companies but I seriously doubt that have anything to do with this...
Luft wrote:I'm pretty sure the lack of QC stations is by design. The auto makers in the US and all oil companies have a vested interest in delaying or killing the electric car movement.