MikeDabrowski2017
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Re: Massachusetts / New England

Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:37 pm

Big EV meet up at Hebert candy factory on 574 Hartford tpk (rt 20)
The new england electric vehicle club and the Tesla club are gathering
Saturday Oct 14 10am to 3 pm
I and a friend are Planing to attend.
Hope to see a couple of bolts .

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DNAinaGoodWay
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Location: Central Massachusetts

Re: Massachusetts / New England

Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:55 pm

I'll be there. I have leftover Leaf stuff to give away if a Leaf driver needs them, winter mats and an OBD II.
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NeilBlanchard
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Re: Massachusetts / New England

Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:10 pm

If it rains, I might be able to go. If it is not raining, I have to work on my new roof.

Lin19687
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Location: Bedford, MA

Re: Massachusetts / New England

Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:49 pm

Oh Neil, it is going to rain
:lol:
No really it is. You don't want to start a project if you can't finish before the rain
-Lin

NeilBlanchard
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Re: Massachusetts / New England

Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:05 pm

I am in the middle of a big project, that needs to be finished, as soon as possible.

DNAinaGoodWay
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Location: Central Massachusetts

Re: Massachusetts / New England

Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:56 am

A MA registration is typically for two years. I’ve registered 3 new EVs now and each one was initially less than that, either 1-3/4 or 1-1/2 years, but renewed for two years. AFAICT, this is a function of the way MA plates are coded, with the last number signifying the month of renewal (1-0 for January to October, and Y & Z for November and December) and you basically get whatever plates are at the top of the stack when the dealer goes to the registry.

Is this your experience? Is the state systematically scamming every new registration?
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Lin19687
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Location: Bedford, MA

Re: Massachusetts / New England

Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:54 am

When I got my plates they did prorate it because it goes by the Month.

I thought it was that they wanted them all to expire on Dec/Jan but I think you are right about month printed on the plate.

I have swapped plates for so long that I never noticed and wondered about the month thing... until I got the EV ;)


I doubt they are scamming, I think they are TRYING to get things under control. But then we are talking about the RMV and Gov :lol:
-Lin

DNAinaGoodWay
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Re: Massachusetts / New England

Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:59 am

I think you’re right. They are pro-rating the fee.
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JoBolt
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Re: Massachusetts / New England - PlugShare settings

Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:22 pm

I'm new to this forum. I've done some research and read many posts.
I'm looking for the recommendations on settings in PlugShare and other apps or websites that might provide better info here in New England.
Thanks,
Jo

P.S. - I had an ordeal at the Hannafords in South Portland last Friday evening. I was heading to save my pipes from freezing at my off-grid place. It was 17 degrees and windy. The touch screen on the EVgo was intermittently functioning. After several attempts and phone calls, I ended up driving to another Hannafords.
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SeanNelson
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Re: Massachusetts / New England - PlugShare settings

Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:11 pm

JoBolt wrote:I'm new to this forum. I've done some research and read many posts.
I'm looking for the recommendations on settings in PlugShare and other apps or websites that might provide better info here in New England.

The single most important thing to do is to set the "filter" options to show only chargers with J1772 or CCS connectors. (And the various flavours of 240V NEMA plugs if you bring your own level 2 charger with you).

After that, I always open up the description of a charger I'm planning to use and have a quick scan through the most recent comments to see if anyone has had an issue with it.

The flip side of is that as a PlugShare user you should get into the habit of checking in when you use a charger. If the only people who check in are the ones who want to make a negative comment then the charger will get an artificially low rating.

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