BoltEV
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DCFC's come to Interstate-5... finally!

Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:52 pm

The Bolt EV is now Interstate-5 Northern/Southern California friendly as the ChargePoint @ the Chevron Coalinga station is reported by user comments as open and operational on Plugshare:

Located on the western exit of the Highway 198 interchange, the opposite side of the freeway from Harris Ranch, it is reported to have:

Three 50kW DC stations with both CHAdeMO and CCS + dual port Level 2 station

MODs: why am I seemingly unable to upload and post a photo?

keijidosha
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Re: DCFC's come to Interstate-5... finally!

Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:52 am

- 2009 BMW MINI E > 2013 Honda Fit EV > 2017 Chevy Bolt EV
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BoltEV
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Re: DCFC's come to Interstate-5... finally!

Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:42 pm

Yes, that is the photo I downloaded from Plugshare and tried to upload as part of my message, as an "attachment."

How did you get it to work for you?

keijidosha
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Re: DCFC's come to Interstate-5... finally!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:21 am

BoltEV wrote:Yes, that is the photo I downloaded from Plugshare and tried to upload as part of my message, as an "attachment."

How did you get it to work for you?

Open Plugshare, click on the photo, right click the photo and select "Copy Image Address", Paste in the post as Img image HTML address.

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GetOffYourGas
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Re: DCFC's come to Interstate-5... finally!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:04 pm

Excellent news!

This puts things back in perspective for me. I have been frustrated by the glacial pace of infrastructure deployment. But I live in upstate NY, not California. CA is the epicenter of EV adoption in the US, and you are only just now connecting LA to SF.

Meanwhile, EA is looking to have hundreds of multi-port QCs throughout the country in 5 short months. Things are about to get real.
~Brian

EV Fleet:
2011 Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard on a 22' sailboat
2012 Leaf SV (traded for Bolt)
2015 C-Max Energi (302A package)
2017 Bolt Premier

SparkE
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Re: DCFC's come to Interstate-5... finally!

Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:34 am

GetOffYourGas wrote: ...

Meanwhile, EA is looking to have hundreds of multi-port QCs throughout the country in 5 short months. Things are about to get real.


If only they worked! (many, many reports of their DCFCs not working, having to call to get them rebooted, etc. - across the nation)

GetOffYourGas
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Re: DCFC's come to Interstate-5... finally!

Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:14 am

Hopefully just teething issues. I am willing to give them a little time to sort it out and get better. But I feel you. Nothing is worse than expecting a QC to be ready for you only to find that it is out of order and you have to go somewhere else. Especially if that "somewhere else" is L2.
~Brian

EV Fleet:
2011 Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard on a 22' sailboat
2012 Leaf SV (traded for Bolt)
2015 C-Max Energi (302A package)
2017 Bolt Premier

WetEV
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Re: DCFC's come to Interstate-5... finally!

Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:15 am

GetOffYourGas wrote:Hopefully just teething issues. I am willing to give them a little time to sort it out and get better. But I feel you. Nothing is worse than expecting a QC to be ready for you only to find that it is out of order and you have to go somewhere else. Especially if that "somewhere else" is L2.


Oh yes, there is worse. Not from personal experience, mind you. How about an overnight at a campground with 120V charging?
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Most everything around here is wet during the rainy season. And the rainy season is long.
2012 Leaf SL Red
2014 Leaf SL Red
Can't sit in a Bolt seat, hoping for better soon.
Or perhaps a Buick version? Buick Electra 225???

GetOffYourGas
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Re: DCFC's come to Interstate-5... finally!

Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:41 pm

WetEV wrote:
GetOffYourGas wrote:Hopefully just teething issues. I am willing to give them a little time to sort it out and get better. But I feel you. Nothing is worse than expecting a QC to be ready for you only to find that it is out of order and you have to go somewhere else. Especially if that "somewhere else" is L2.


Oh yes, there is worse. Not from personal experience, mind you. How about an overnight at a campground with 120V charging?


But that's exactly what I was talking about. Imagine travelling in your EV, expecting to stop for 30-60 minutes at a QC, only to find it is out of order. So what do you do? Plan B - L2. But that's out of order or out of range. Then what? Beg for access to a 120V outlet for the night maybe? And what if you don't happen to be prepared for camping overnight?

You and I are saying the same thing, you simply took the train of thought farther than I did.
~Brian

EV Fleet:
2011 Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard on a 22' sailboat
2012 Leaf SV (traded for Bolt)
2015 C-Max Energi (302A package)
2017 Bolt Premier

BoltEV
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Re: DCFC's come to Interstate-5... finally!

Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:04 pm

keijidosha wrote:Open Plugshare, click on the photo, right click the photo and select "Copy Image Address", Paste in the post as Img image HTML address.

Yes, thank you.

But that solution only works for images already posted on the Internet. I cannot get small jpeg files on my computer to upload and post.

Any suggestions for that problem?

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