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by paulgipe
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Pictures, Videos of the Bolt
Topic: Two Broken Records? Cannonball Run and Mileage in 24hrs.
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Two Broken Records? Cannonball Run and Mileage in 24hrs.

Impressive! My butt hurts just thinking about it. ;)

Paul
by paulgipe
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Electrify America's DCFC Stations Favor CCS Charging Standard
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: Electrify America's DCFC Stations Favor CCS Charging Standard

However, my point was you were not using a valid example , as selling cars with either Type 1 or Type 2 plugs depending on market is trivial. I was using it as an example of how an automaker can equip cars differently for different markets, that's all. Thanks guys. This is a very informative discus...
by paulgipe
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Electrify America's DCFC Stations Favor CCS Charging Standard
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: Electrify America's DCFC Stations Favor CCS Charging Standard

Electrify America Response to Paul Gipe: “Electrify America charging stations are designed to meet the anticipated charging needs of future consumers, including those driving EVs with larger batteries capable of charging at ultra-fast speed. After surveying automakers and evaluating which non-propri...
by paulgipe
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Electrify America's DCFC Stations Favor CCS Charging Standard
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Electrify America's DCFC Stations Favor CCS Charging Standard

Electrify America, a Volkswagen subsidiary, is building hundreds of charging stations across North America as part of its settlements for the Diesel-Gate pollution scandal. Each EA station includes four to six DC Fast-Charging kiosks. However, EA's deployment favors the charging standard used by VW ...
by paulgipe
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: (Generic) news of DCFC in Calif
Replies: 7
Views: 3663

Pismo Beach City Hall Live

According to PlugShare and EV Connect, Pismo Beach City Hall is live with one 50 kW station. There are no check-ins but the station appears on both web sites. https://www.plugshare.com/location/212650 And for those who follow this closely, it appears that the "coming soon" EA station in Pa...
by paulgipe
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Transformer Installed at EA's Bakersfield Station
Replies: 6
Views: 5983

Re: Transformer Installed at EA's Bakersfield Station

Bakersfield's Panera Bread EA station still has two of four kiosks down. Both are 350 kW. I noted the units were down when I last charged there a few days ago. The 150 kW CCS I charged on and the CHAdeMO kiosk were in service.

Paul
by paulgipe
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Transformer Installed at EA's Bakersfield Station
Replies: 6
Views: 5983

Re: Transformer Installed at EA's Bakersfield Station

Based on pictures posted (thx for whoever did that!) these are ABB units. Nobody has yet said what the max rate of the 4 different chargers are (on plugshare), although at least one is 350 kW, based on a photo of the tag on the unit. If somebody charges there, could you update the description (or p...
by paulgipe
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Transformer Installed at EA's Bakersfield Station
Replies: 6
Views: 5983

Re: Transformer Installed at EA's Bakersfield Station

EA's Panera Bread site in Bakersfield is live. Two of four kiosks are down. I had trouble initiating a session on unit 4 but they rebooted it and after a few minutes it connected. When I left there was a Kona at the CCS/CHAdeMO station calling in to initiate a charge. As feared if any CHAdeMO car ca...
by paulgipe
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Gauging battery health
Replies: 3
Views: 2672

Re: Gauging battery health

Unfortunately there isn't a way to find out before you purchase the car. I got my 2017 a couple months ago with 21K miles, knowing that the Bolt has thermal management and I did months of YouTube research also. If you find a used one that has a reasonable amount of annual mileage on it I wouldn't b...
by paulgipe
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Transformer Installed at EA's Bakersfield Station
Replies: 6
Views: 5983

Transformer Installed at EA's Bakersfield Station

Sometime in the past week PG&E has installed the transformer for the Electrify America station in Bakersfield, California. http://www.wind-works.org/cms/uploads/RTEmagicC_20190915-EA-Bakersfield-01-cropped.jpg.jpg The four-kiosk station has stood nearly complete--less the transformer--for months...

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