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AAA EV Charging Station in Fort Wright KY

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by AAA EV Charging, Mar 16, 2015.

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  1. AAA EV Charging

    AAA EV Charging New Member

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    AAA's first electric vehicle charging station is now open at the AAA/Bob Sumerel Tire & Service at 476 Orphanage Rd. in Fort Wright, Kentucky. Stop by this week's Open House on Thursday, March 19th between 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to enjoy complimentary refreshments and learn more about AAA's Electric Vehicle Charging Program!

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  2. Fezzik

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    Curious. Is this a free charge or pay charge (if pay to charge how is it billed and how much?)
     
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    An even more important question is what kind of charging equipment? One would think that a post about "AAA's first electric vehicle charging station" by someone affiliated with it would include a description. Is this J1772? If so, how many amps? Or is it Chademo or CCS? Or both?
     
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    Based on the address, it looks like a pair of free ChargePoint J1772 plugs. They're 6.6kW (presumably 30A 208V) according to chargepoint.com, and here they are on PlugShare:
    Bob Sumerel Tire Service | Fort Wright, KY | Electric Car Charging Station | PlugShare

    If it's the first of many for AAA, that's great, but I really hope they concentrate on higher-amp L2 and/or L3 for future stations, especially any in retail locations.
     
  5. TexasEV

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    So they're almost useless. Why are people still putting in new installations of 6.6kW charging stations? That was the minimum requirement for stimulus funding 6 years ago, so that's what we got, but now it's long past time that all new J1772s should be high amp.
     
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    CAA-Québec has had 30A stations for a couple of years, but more importantly is installing a CHAdeMO/CCS unit this Spring.
     
  7. paulkva

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    Maybe not useless for other EVs, but close to useless for a Tesla, which begs the question of why AAA is posting about this to a Tesla forum. I agree -- 40A / 10kW should be a bare minimum nowadays for public L2, and I have to imagine most commercial locations could handle (and therefore should install) 80A / 20kW.

    AAA, if you're listening, please consider more powerful chargers if/when you install more. L3 is expensive (though would be greatly appreciated!), but the incremental cost of high-amp L2 vs. what you installed in Kentucky should be quite low.
     
  8. ChrisC

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    Thank you AAA and Bob Sumerel Tire Service! This is the first truly public EV charging station in the area, south of Cincinnati. There are other Level 2 stations in the area but they are all either car dealerships (possible drama or inaccessibility) or long-term parking for the airport.
     
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    This is a welcome addition! There are almost no public charging stations in Northern Kentucky. Just a few in Cincinnati/S.E. Ohio!

    It may only be 6.6kw but that's better than nothing!

    Thanks AAA.
     

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