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 Post subject: Re: New California Corridor Fast Chargers Installed
PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 9:27 pm 
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The California Energy Commission staff released a new Localized Health Impacts Report Addendum to the GFO-15-601 North-South Corridors grant. ChargePoint moved eight of their sites, mostly within a few hundred yards of the originally proposed sites. The only exception is that they moved the Lathrop site to the north end of Stockton. Here are the specific changes.

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I have also updated the addresses in the custom Google map I created.

CEC DC Fast Charge Sites

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 Post subject: Re: New California Corridor Fast Chargers Installed
PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:41 pm 
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The lack of new corridor fast charging sites this late-Spring and early Summer has been quite depressing. The only action has been on the Drive-the-Arc sites on I-80 between San Francisco and Truckee. I hesitate to even include the two active ones because they're not really corridor chargers since they're in what I consider to be the metro Bay Area. At least the Fairfield one covers a gap between Vallejo and Vacaville that was only served by the Nissan dealer.

Active:
Sprouts, Pinole - Two BTC chargers
Walmart Supercenter, Fairfield - Two BTC chargers

Installed but uncommissioned:
Dutch Flat 76 - Two BTC chargers
Nyack Shell, Emigrant Gap - Four BTC chargers

I'm really hoping we will see something from the North-South Corridor grants (I-5 and US-101) soon.

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 Post subject: Re: New California Corridor Fast Chargers Installed
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:06 am 
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miimura wrote:
The lack of new corridor fast charging sites this late-Spring and early Summer has been quite depressing.


That is disappointing but maybe not too surprising. I was assuming that the CEC-funded chargers would show up about 2 years after the awards, having them materialize between the spring and fall of 2018. I'm sure that having the state involved only slows things down (like the process for slightly relocating a planned charger, like the ones you alerted us to above).

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 Post subject: Re: New California Corridor Fast Chargers Installed
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:44 pm 
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One more update that is of minimal usefulness, but I thought it was interesting:

EVRUS has installed stations on the Central Coast. These are the same 25kW CHAdeMO-only units that they have installed on I-5 and CA-99.
Travelodge Santa Maria
Embassy Suites Lompoc
Sideways Inn Buellton

Also on the Central Coast, Coast Nissan in San Luis Obispo has installed a BTC fast charger. The Plugshare listing does not include CCS, so they may have left off the CCS connector. The fee is unknown, possibly free. It's also much closer to the freeway than the EVgo site.

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 Post subject: Re: New California Corridor Fast Chargers Installed
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:24 pm 
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I noticed the new L3 chargers in Santa Maria and Lompoc back in June. Given the pricing to use them I will only use them when absolutely necessary, although it is nice to have L3 chargers in Lompoc/Santa Maria as backups. When I had to drive to Lompoc earlier this year for soccer games it was necessary to make a side trip further south to Buellton to use the L3 charger there in order to be able to make it back to SLO since the only L3 chargers in northern Santa Barbara County were in Buellton and Santa Ynez.

Coast Nissan had been promising to put in an L3 charging station since 2015 (when I spoke to the GM), but it never appeared until this year. I'm not sure how friendly they are towards non-Nissan EV's though. The lack of a CCS plug is interesting though since they are also a BMW dealer which sells EV's that use the CCS standard.


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 Post subject: Re: New California Corridor Fast Chargers Installed
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:26 pm 
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I doubt Coast Nissan left off the CCS connector, but there are no pictures on Plugshare to confirm or deny. I'm assuming that the entry is just not accurate since it appears that it's not networked.

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 Post subject: Re: New California Corridor Fast Chargers Installed
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:45 pm 
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It appears that two new L3 chargers are going into Hollister at a Lucky's grocery store. Here's the link on plugshare. I'm not sure when they will be completed. They are on the EVGO network. Here's the link:

https://api.plugshare.com/view/location/121731

This will make possible to avoid the Bay Area when going up to Sacramento from SLO, but it will be necessary to take SR-99 instead of I-5 since there isn't a decent L3 charger until Tracy which is still off the I-5. There are EVRUS/EV EXpress units (at 25 kW) along I-5 but since the cost is quite high ($0.59/kWh+$2.95 service fee) and they are single units it still makes it dicey along I-5.

On a side note I'm still trying to find a way to get to Yosemite from SLO along SR-41. The biggest stretch is from Paso Robles to the L3 charger in Fresno at the Fashion Fair Mall. It's about 115 miles from Paso Robles to Fresno with a climb over SR-41 into the Central Valley. An L3 charger in Kettleman City would be just the ticket. It's 88 miles from Fresno to Yosemite Valley so a stop to charge in Oakdale for 1 to 2 hours at an L2 charger might be needed. A full charge from Paso Robles would also be needed so 1.5 hours at an L2 there would be required. It's much easier getting from the Bay Area to Yosemite it seems.


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 Post subject: Re: New California Corridor Fast Chargers Installed
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:01 pm 
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swogee wrote:
It appears that two new L3 chargers are going into Hollister at a Lucky's grocery store. Here's the link on plugshare. I'm not sure when they will be completed. They are on the EVGO network. Here's the link:

https://api.plugshare.com/view/location/121731

This will make possible to avoid the Bay Area when going up to Sacramento from SLO, but it will be necessary to take SR-99 instead of I-5 since there isn't a decent L3 charger until Tracy which is still off the I-5. There are EVRUS/EV EXpress units (at 25 kW) along I-5 but since the cost is quite high ($0.59/kWh+$2.95 service fee) and they are single units it still makes it dicey along I-5.

On a side note I'm still trying to find a way to get to Yosemite from SLO along SR-41. The biggest stretch is from Paso Robles to the L3 charger in Fresno at the Fashion Fair Mall. It's about 115 miles from Paso Robles to Fresno with a climb over SR-41 into the Central Valley. An L3 charger in Kettleman City would be just the ticket. It's 88 miles from Fresno to Yosemite Valley so a stop to charge in Oakdale for 1 to 2 hours at an L2 charger might be needed. A full charge from Paso Robles would also be needed so 1.5 hours at an L2 there would be required. It's much easier getting from the Bay Area to Yosemite it seems.

There will eventually be CEC funded chargers by Recargo in Paso Robles and ChargePoint in Lemoore, which is about 40% of the way from Kettleman City to Fresno on 41. Those chargers should be about 83 miles apart via 46 and 41.

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 Post subject: Re: New California Corridor Fast Chargers Installed
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:58 pm 
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I suppose the big question will be when the the L3 chargers in Paso Robles and Lemoore will be operational. It seems that that they aren't in a big hurry to get the units installed and operational. Did the CEC specify an operational date? Maybe I'll have a longer range EV by then. It's too bad the CALTRANS L3 chargers projects got stopped. We were planing for one in Shandon and in King City.


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 Post subject: Re: New California Corridor Fast Chargers Installed
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:01 am 
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The Dutch Flat EVgo / DriveTheArc site is finally open with two BTC 100 amp fast chargers.

Dutch Flat 76 Station

The next site up I-80 in Emigrant Gap has 4 fast chargers already installed at the Nyack Shell station, but it is not operational yet.

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