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by paulgipe
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Does Bolt EV have a battery buffer like in the Volt?
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Does Bolt EV have a battery buffer like in the Volt?

I agree with Brian. There is a long thread either on this forum or the other Bolt forum on this topic. Jeff Nisewanger, https://electricrevs.com/category/charging/, is very clear on the range of charge to discharge that he recommends. I don't know if he's on this forum or not. The short answer is wh...
by paulgipe
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: EV Advocates form Eastern Sierra Electric Vehicle Association
Replies: 1
Views: 1027

Re: EV Advocates form Eastern Sierra Electric Vehicle Association

Janet Carle reports on Lee Vining's Level 2 station: "The building permit has been issued! The County is estimating late September or early October for installation. "

Paul
by paulgipe
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DCFC: Difficult "handshake" to initiate charge
Replies: 9
Views: 651

Re: DCFC: Difficult "handshake" to initiate charge

I'm under the impression that the CCS standard just isn't as robust as the big stupid CHADEMO connectors with their CAN bus interface, at least as popularly implemented. The weight of the cable seems a bit excessive for the mechanical size of the plug and the plastic. Maybe they need to water cool ...
by paulgipe
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DCFC: Difficult "handshake" to initiate charge
Replies: 9
Views: 651

Re: DCFC: Difficult "handshake" to initiate charge

It's a known issue. The high power EVSE's (aka "chargers") are heavy due to insulation and built in cooling to handle all the power and heat generated by that power. Since they are heavy they don't lock well when connecting to your car. EA is aware of this and, I think, is redesigning the...
by paulgipe
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: First Use of JDapter Stub for Tesla Destination Charger to Chevy Bolt
Replies: 14
Views: 2888

Re: First Use of JDapter Stub for Tesla Destination Charger to Chevy Bolt

We just got back from a round trip to Rochester NY from south-central Massachusetts, where we ran into a situation at a hotel (at 2AM) where the one J1772 plug in a row of charging stations was already in use. The other plugs on the charging stations were all Tesla. We had to find a public parking ...
by paulgipe
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charge Hub
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Charge Hub

Agree, use PlugShare. My Canadian colleagues use ChargeHub but I found it's not very accurate for California. There's a CCS 24 kW station at the BMW which could be next to or near the VW lot. There's also a CHAdeMO station in Santa Maria. Chargehub doesn't differentiate between CCS and CHAdeMO. That...
by paulgipe
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: DCFC Stations Bakersfield to the Sierra Nevada East Side Coming
Replies: 21
Views: 3421

Re: DCFC Stations Bakersfield to the Sierra Nevada East Side Coming

Linda Urata of Kern COG has issued a report on the status of DCFC stations on Hwy 58, 14, and 395 (Bakersfield, Tehachapi, Mojave, and Inyokern). These stations have been long awaited. "California Energy Commission GFO-15-603 DC Fast Chargers for California’s Interregional Corridors Awarded in ...
by paulgipe
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Electrify America rolls out new app and prices
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: Electrify America rolls out new app and prices

Pismo Beach Fashion Mall station still not on line. Taken off plugshare. Kiosks have been in for some time. Still plastic wrapped.

Paul
by paulgipe
Tue May 21, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: DCFC Stations Bakersfield to the Sierra Nevada East Side Coming
Replies: 21
Views: 3421

Re: DCFC Stations Bakersfield to the Sierra Nevada East Side Coming

CalTrans' DCFC Stations on the East Side Not Yet Out to Bid--EA's Under Construction While funding for CalTrans' District 9 DC Fast Charge stations under the state's 30-30 program has been approved, the stations have yet to go out for bid. Bids likely will be released in July 2019 with construction ...
by paulgipe
Tue May 21, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: DCFC Stations Bakersfield to the Sierra Nevada East Side Coming
Replies: 21
Views: 3421

Re: DCFC Stations Bakersfield to the Sierra Nevada East Side Coming

Denny's Tehachapi ChargePoint DCFC Activity--Finally Denny's on Hwy 58 in Tehachapi has been slated for a ChargePoint DCFC station for some time. As of two weeks ago there was no sign of activity. Today there was a chain-link fence closing off a portion of the parking lot nearest Magellan Drive. A p...

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