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Re: L3 Charging ?

Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:48 pm

ht2 wrote:It is official.
Umm.....yeah:

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Re: L3 Charging ?

Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:27 am

Well I think the decision has already been made to use I-5. There is a plan to put L-3 along I-5 from BC to Mexico. It looks like Washington will be first with 9 chargers complete by the end of this year and Oregon has announced plans for a network of chargers in NW Oregon (most not on I-5) and also a network in southern Oregon. I didn't see any info on California, so I am not sure what will be happening down there.

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Re: L3 Charging ?

Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:14 am

I-5 is the preferred route between the Bay Area and LA for ICE vehicles, but it doesn't make a whole lot of sense for EV's, because you're talking about at least 3 QC stops along the way. US 101 [there is no SR 101] has multiple intermediate destinations that EV drivers would actually use, including the Monterey Pensinsula, San Luis Obispo and the Central Coast, and Santa Barbara. There should be Level 3 chargers in San Jose, Salinas, Monterey, King City, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.
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Re: L3 charging between LA and Bay Area

Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:53 pm

KeiJidosha wrote:
planet4ever wrote:
cwerdna wrote:I think I-5 would be a lot more useful since I suspect most people take that route instead of the slower (and more dangerous route) of 101.

Ray
While my vote is for the 101, it is for similar reasons. More cities, spaced at convenient intervals for charging, with plentiful lodging, dining, and shopping. A less hurried pace than the sustained 80 mph speeds of I-5. And generally more temperate climate. It is how EVs have been getting between northern and southern California for more than 10 years for a reason.

What each of us wants is for charging to be located where it is convenient and useful.
Actually, when I took my Rav4 ev up north I used I5 because it's the shortest possible route. Least amount of time spent charging. At L3, I5 becomes even more realistic. If you want to go somewhere, you take I5 and would need fast charging. If you're sightseeing take your time and use L2.
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Re: L3 charging between LA and Bay Area

Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:36 pm

Please be more careful with your quotes, BudRaymond. You put my signature on something I didn't (and wouldn't) say, and attributed something else I didn't (and wouldn't) say to me. Below find a corrected quote structure.

Ray
KeiJidosha wrote:
planet4ever wrote:
cwerdna wrote:I think I-5 would be a lot more useful since I suspect most people take that route instead of the slower (and more dangerous route) of 101.
Which is why I would say, "Neither of the above."
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All of the cities, most of the places to eat and sleep, and nearly all of the interesting places to visit or relax are on 99. It is still a freeway and still the lifeline through much of the 450 mile long Great Valley.

Ray
While my vote is for the 101, it is for similar reasons. More cities, spaced at convenient intervals for charging, with plentiful lodging, dining, and shopping. A less hurried pace than the sustained 80 mph speeds of I-5. And generally more temperate climate. It is how EVs have been getting between northern and southern California for more than 10 years for a reason.
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Re: L3 Charging ?

Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:50 pm

So did Mitsubishi HQ get their L3 back On-Line today??? If anyone does a drive by this afternoon, let us know.
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Re: L3 Charging ?

Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:24 pm

TRONZ wrote:So did Mitsubishi HQ get their L3 back On-Line today??? If anyone does a drive by this afternoon, let us know.
Definitely not ready to use yet. In fact, it might be as long as another couple of weeks. Mitsubishi guys have promised to let me know the moment it is, and I'll let you guys know the moment I do.
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Re: L3 Charging ?

Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:43 pm

Bad news and good news today for L3 charging.

The bad news... are the numbers of up-and-running fast chargers. In Japan there are now 698. In Europe there are 87. In the USA... one. (See DC Quick-Charging Stations: Why Does California Lag, Not Lead?)

The good news... is that UL has finally certified AV's fast charger. (See AeroVironment Achieves UL Certification for Full Line of EV Charging Systems.)

The CHAdeMO vs. SAE war must be heating up!

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Re: L3 Charging ?

Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:57 pm

Yanquetino wrote:The good news... is that UL has finally certified AV's fast charger. (See AeroVironment Achieves UL Certification for Full Line of EV Charging Systems.)

The CHAdeMO vs. SAE war must be heating up!
Great news! Those in Texas and Oregon should be very happy.

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Re: L3 Charging ?

Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:26 pm

Tesla just announced their own DC charging network, picked it up on their forum:
When the batteries are depleted, Tesla says even the 300-mile range Model S will be able to recharge from full to empty in under an hour thanks to its new direct current external charger. The 90 kilowatt units will be installed by Tesla at suitable rest-stop locations or hotels alongside arterial freeways such as I-5 between Canada and Mexico.
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