SparkE wrote: BarfOMatic wrote:
SparkE wrote:I would also appreciate some additional detail. When ChargePoint 'forum user' says "all ChargePoint DCFC stations on I-5", does that mean all the stations in the CEC plan, from Yreka in the North (near the Oregon border) down to Santa Clarita in the south?
If so, there appear to be 16 new ChargePoint stations on I-5 in the CEC plan - all 16 will be active by October 2018?
Well, it's Sep 26th (almost "by Oct") and the ChargePoint app/map doesn't show any new DCFCs along I-5 in Calif ("new" meaning "since 2017 when the 50 kW unit was installed in Redding"). Also, many, many (?most?) of the public 24 kW DCFCs along northern I-5 and southern US-101 have been taken off-line.
Any comment(s) from ChargePoint ?? I have
gone to their web site to look for official notices on the status of these stations...
Well, it appears that the new 50 kW ChargePoint in Yreka is now live - I am basing that on the fact that the ChargePoint app shows it as being available. There are no other new DCFC stations on I-5 that I can see in the CP app. That would be the most logical one to start with - 50 kW site on I-5 closest to the OR border.
More good news is that two ChargePoint 50 kW DCFCs have appeared this year on north US-101 (near-ish to Eureka, CA) as part of the CEC plan. That opens up the northern CA Pacific coast to long-range EVs (well, the Bolt). Unfortunately, they appear to be individual units whereas the CEC plan has two units at each site at those locations.
Edit: Hmmmm. PlugShare has a picture of the DCFC location in Loleta (on northern US-101, near Arcata) and it shows 2 units. The CP app only lists one. Bizarre.
Well, it's Oct 29th (definitely "by Oct", and almost "by Nov") ...
On I-5 N of Sacramento (going N to South), new ChargePoint 50 kW DCFC have gone live at :
- Yreka (in Sep)
- Weed (early Oct)
- Mt Shasta (today! Oct 29)
- Dunsmuir ??? (not sure if on or not - appears to be installed)
The ones at Lakehead, Anderson, Red Bluff, and Dunnigan don't appear to be ready yet. The new sites off I-80 at Vacaville and Fairfield aren't up either.
On I-5 S of Sacramento ,
- TWO ChargePoint 50 kW DCFCs have gone live at Gustine (near Los Banos, about 60 mi south of Manteca, 110 S of Sac).
The CEC-funded ChargePoint sites on I-5 "South" at Coalinga, Buttonwillow, Wheeleer Ridge, Lebec, Castaic, Castaic Junction, and Humphreys still aren't live.
Slowly but surely ...