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Austin CHAdeMO?

Discussion in 'Texas' started by ATXVince, May 15, 2017.

  1. ATXVince

    ATXVince New Member

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    I ordered a CHAdeMo adapter a couple of weeks ago, but didn't realize they're on back order. Does anyone know where I can borrow one in the Austin area until mine arrives? I'm looking to start making regular trips this weekend (5/19) and would like the flexibility to charge at one of the CHAdeMo stations just south of DFW.
     
  2. TXjak

    TXjak Owner/Investor/Advocate

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    In case you were not aware, there is now a Supercharger in Arlington, near the Arlington Convention Center, about 12 miles south of DFW.

    Otherwise, there are folks in Austin who have loaned out their CHAdeMO adapters. Contact me if you need more info.

    John
     
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  3. BerTX

    BerTX Active Member

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    Also be aware that almost all CHAdeMO chargers in Texas are EVgo, and EVgo costs $11 per 30 minutes of charging on those chargers.

    I know, we have an expensive car and shouldn't care about such a paltry amount. I personally don't like being taken advantage of (language changed here), and I feel like EVgo is doing just that. They have a $5 fee to start charging, then charge per minute after that. But they shut the charger off after 30 minutes, which means another $5 start fee, plus you have to go back to the car and restart the charge.
     
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  4. ATXVince

    ATXVince New Member

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    Thanks for the information. I wasn't aware of the 30 minute limit. I won't rely on this method regularly, but the times that I do will be worth it.
     
  5. BerTX

    BerTX Active Member

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    There are a few Nissan dealers that are also agreeable about having Teslas charge at their CHAdeMO charger. Sometimes these are indicated as such on Plugshare, and sometimes not.

    I got a CHAdeMO adapter when I bought the car, and have really only used it once when I needed it. The others were just to learn to use it. CHAdeMO is more prevalent in other parts of the country, so I wanted to have it for those travels, although the Supercharger network probably covers 90% of the same area now. Right now there are few Superchargers in urban areas (where CHAdeMO is king), so I thing the adapter is a decent insurance policy.
     

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