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paulgipe
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Update on CalTrans District 9 (Sierra Nevada East Side) DC Fast Charger Program

Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:18 pm

Proposition 6, the measure to roll back an increase in gasoline taxes, failed in California's midterm election. Projects that depended upon the tax increase, such as CalTrans' 30-30 program, will now have their funding stream restored.

CalTrans 30-30 program was proposed by the Jerry Brown administration to install at least 30 DC fast-charge stations across California, often at roadside rest stops.

Development of the stations has been delayed by Proposition 6. If Proposition 6 had passed, the stations would not be funded.

Caltrans' District 9 serves the East Side of the Sierra Nevada. Currently there are no non-Tesla charge stations--neither DCFC nor Level 2 stations--on US 395 from Gardnerville, Nevada to Mojave, California, a distance of 330 miles.

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The resumption of funding for the program will be voted on in mid-March 2019 by the California Transportation Commission. Once the decision is made to resume the program, each project will be sent out to bid. Construction on the East Side is not expected before late summer 2019. Operation of the stations is unlikely to begin before year end.

In its first report to California's Air Resources Board, Electrify America proposed at least three DCFC stations on US 395. There's no word on whether those stations are still part of Electrify America's plans or, if they are, when they might be installed.
Paul Gipe
2017 Bolt LT with DCFC, leased 11/09/17
2015 Nissan S with QC, leased, returned
2013 Chevy Volt Premium, used, sold
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Re: Update on CalTrans District 9 (Sierra Nevada East Side) DC Fast Charger Program

Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:46 pm

Funding approved. Construction "could" begin this summer.

Paul
Paul Gipe
2017 Bolt LT with DCFC, leased 11/09/17
2015 Nissan S with QC, leased, returned
2013 Chevy Volt Premium, used, sold
L2; ClipperCreek HCS-40; Jesla; JDapter Stub
www.wind-works.org

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Re: Update on CalTrans District 9 (Sierra Nevada East Side) DC Fast Charger Program

Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:19 am

paulgipe wrote:In its first report to California's Air Resources Board, Electrify America proposed at least three DCFC stations on US 395. There's no word on whether those stations are still part of Electrify America's plans or, if they are, when they might be installed.

I believe the US 395 sites are still planned to be built and open by the end of this year. Electrify America recently released new Cycle 1 map artwork which omitted them along with several on US-101 on the northern CA coast. I believe those changes were an error and the map has since been removed from the EA website so it can be fixed. EA recently said all 484 of their planned Cycle 1 sites have been secured.

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Re: Update on CalTrans District 9 (Sierra Nevada East Side) DC Fast Charger Program

Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:23 pm

JeffN wrote:
paulgipe wrote:In its first report to California's Air Resources Board, Electrify America proposed at least three DCFC stations on US 395. There's no word on whether those stations are still part of Electrify America's plans or, if they are, when they might be installed.

I believe the US 395 sites are still planned to be built and open by the end of this year. Electrify America recently released new Cycle 1 map artwork which omitted them along with several on US-101 on the northern CA coast. I believe those changes were an error and the map has since been removed from the EA website so it can be fixed. EA recently said all 484 of their planned Cycle 1 sites have been secured.


Thanks Jeff. That's what we need to hear. If you know of any locations where construction may have started let me know. Monday we're driving to Death Valley NP--with an L2 stop in Ridgecrest.

Paul
Paul Gipe
2017 Bolt LT with DCFC, leased 11/09/17
2015 Nissan S with QC, leased, returned
2013 Chevy Volt Premium, used, sold
L2; ClipperCreek HCS-40; Jesla; JDapter Stub
www.wind-works.org

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