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 Post subject: Re: New California Corridor Fast Chargers Installed
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:25 pm 
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The Charge America site in Paso Robles on Spring St is now live.

https://www.plugshare.com/location/193091

I got an e-mail from Charge America at 7AM stating it was live. Another person commented three of the four pairs of chargers were functional. I hope one of those is the CHAdeMO connection.

With the Paso Robles site coming up, the gap to the next DC fast charger is reduced to less than 100 miles. (The chargers CALTRANS rest stop sites are not reliable enough to be useful.) The next site that seems to be under construction is in King City. The two Chargepoint stations are installed, but not live yet. They also aren't listed on the Chargepoint website yet. It took only 5 years to get a CHAdeMO charger between SLO and Salinas.

Yes, this site is live in the Electrify America app. It has two 350kW dual CCS stations and two 150kW stations with one dual CCS and one CCS + CHAdeMO. The CHAdeMO is always limited to 125A 50kW at EA sites even though they are equipped with 200A cables.

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 Post subject: Re: New California Corridor Fast Chargers Installed
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:15 pm 
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Looks like we have a nice Christmas Eve surprise. A Chargepoint in King City just went live. That closes the the biggest gap along the 101 from the Bay Area to SoCal. Should be pretty easy in a RAV4.

https://www.plugshare.com/location/220175

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 Post subject: Re: New California Corridor Fast Chargers Installed
PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:59 pm 
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geo wrote:
Looks like we have a nice Christmas Eve surprise. A Chargepoint in King City just went live. That closes the the biggest gap along the 101 from the Bay Area to SoCal. Should be pretty easy in a RAV4.

https://www.plugshare.com/location/220175


It looks like the site is not listed in the Chargepoint app or on their website so it might be a good idea to verify it is active before planning on using it. The one check-in was only a comment that did not charge there. I think site hasn't gone live yet. I'll check the site on my way home on the 26th.


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 Post subject: Re: New California Corridor Fast Chargers Installed
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:48 pm 
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swogee wrote:
geo wrote:
Looks like we have a nice Christmas Eve surprise. A Chargepoint in King City just went live. That closes the the biggest gap along the 101 from the Bay Area to SoCal. Should be pretty easy in a RAV4.

https://www.plugshare.com/location/220175


It looks like the site is not listed in the Chargepoint app or on their website so it might be a good idea to verify it is active before planning on using it. The one check-in was only a comment that did not charge there. I think site hasn't gone live yet. I'll check the site on my way home on the 26th.

Agree. I believe the "Eric" that posted on 12/24 is the guy from News Coulomb. He does charger site reviews on his YouTube channel. In addition, there is still construction fencing in the photos from 12/24.

This is a much needed site for the 101 corridor. Especially on days like today when the Grapevine is closed due to weather.

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 Post subject: Re: New California Corridor Fast Chargers Installed
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:40 pm 
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miimura wrote:
swogee wrote:
geo wrote:
Looks like we have a nice Christmas Eve surprise. A Chargepoint in King City just went live. That closes the the biggest gap along the 101 from the Bay Area to SoCal. Should be pretty easy in a RAV4.

https://www.plugshare.com/location/220175


It looks like the site is not listed in the Chargepoint app or on their website so it might be a good idea to verify it is active before planning on using it. The one check-in was only a comment that did not charge there. I think site hasn't gone live yet. I'll check the site on my way home on the 26th.

Agree. I believe the "Eric" that posted on 12/24 is the guy from News Coulomb. He does charger site reviews on his YouTube channel. In addition, there is still construction fencing in the photos from 12/24.

This is a much needed site for the 101 corridor. Especially on days like today when the Grapevine is closed due to weather.


The ChargePoint DC fast chargers in King City are not live as of 12/26. I checked the site on my way home that night. There doesn't appear to be a transformer at the site yet. I was however able to get some charge at the 101 SB Camp Roberts site. It provided charge at 30kW and I was able to get up to 80% after about 40 minutes or so. The EA site in Paso Robles also worked well since I used it on my trip NB to the Bay Area. Traffic on the 101 last night was extremely heavy due to the closure of I-5 at the grapevine.


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 Post subject: Re: New California Corridor Fast Chargers Installed
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:16 pm 
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Finally, a L3 charger east of San Diego! A new Electrify America station is open in El Centro with 3x CCS and 1x Chademo connectors. It opened two days ago at 1414 Main St, 92243 at the Bank of America on Imperial and Main. Too bad it's 99 miles from my house, as I can't make it that far over the mountains. But it's a step in the right direction. There is also an Electrify America station in Yuma. Now if only the Golden Acorn Casino at Crestwood Summit would install L3 (or L2) I could make it to Az.

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 Post subject: Re: New California Corridor Fast Chargers Installed
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:47 am 
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dstjohn99 wrote:
Finally, a L3 charger east of San Diego! A new Electrify America station is open in El Centro with 3x CCS and 1x Chademo connectors. It opened two days ago at 1414 Main St, 92243 at the Bank of America on Imperial and Main. Too bad it's 99 miles from my house, as I can't make it that far over the mountains. But it's a step in the right direction. There is also an Electrify America station in Yuma. Now if only the Golden Acorn Casino at Crestwood Summit would install L3 (or L2) I could make it to Az.

The EA station "Coming Soon" at the Walmart in El Cajon is 94 miles from the El Centro location. Doing a short L2 at the Viejas Casino would probably allow you to make it to El Centro from home. The bigger problem I see is getting somewhere interesting once you're in Arizona. It's 155 miles from Yuma to Buckeye where there is another EA fast charge site.

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 Post subject: Re: New California Corridor Fast Chargers Installed
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:06 am 
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Speaking of Electrify America, looks like Bishop and Hesperia both went live. Bishop opens up more of the eastern Sierras, Yosemite, and Mammoth. Hesperia adds another option on the way to Vegas.

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 Post subject: Re: New California Corridor Fast Chargers Installed
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:50 pm 
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miimura wrote:
The EA station "Coming Soon" at the Walmart in El Cajon is 94 miles from the El Centro location. Doing a short L2 at the Viejas Casino would probably allow you to make it to El Centro from home.


The El Cajon Walmart is only 5 miles from my home, so not really worth the stop. The L2s at Viejas are only 3kW, unless I use a Tesla adapter then I can get almost 6kW from what I see on Plugshare. So it will take two hours to add just 15 miles of range at 3kW.

miimura wrote:
The bigger problem I see is getting somewhere interesting once you're in Arizona. It's 155 miles from Yuma to Buckeye where there is another EA fast charge site.


I have a vacation home on the Colorado River about 25 miles north of Yuma. I would really like to make the trip electric. Someday it will be routine.

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 Post subject: Re: New California Corridor Fast Chargers Installed
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:17 pm 
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dstjohn99 wrote:
Finally, a L3 charger east of San Diego! A new Electrify America station is open in El Centro with 3x CCS and 1x Chademo connectors. It opened two days ago at 1414 Main St, 92243 at the Bank of America on Imperial and Main. Too bad it's 99 miles from my house, as I can't make it that far over the mountains. But it's a step in the right direction. There is also an Electrify America station in Yuma. Now if only the Golden Acorn Casino at Crestwood Summit would install L3 (or L2) I could make it to Az.


You can make that 99 miles, but you would need some careful driving. 55mph in the truck lane until you hit the 4000 foot pass on Interstate 8, then as fast as you want all the way to El Centro (which is slightly below sea level).

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