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BWW & VW announced plans today to build 100 CCS Fast-Charging sites

Discussion in 'TSLA Investor Discussions' started by stealthology, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. stealthology

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    "The goal of almost 100 separate sites is targeted for completion by the end of this year, in locations that include "restaurants, shopping centers, rest stops, and more."

    Will these charging stations be free to use? Where will they be located? Who will be responsible for maintaining them?

    "Ending out 2014, there are now approximately 500 public HPWC chargers across the U.S. marked as “destination” chargers for Tesla Model S owners."


    Tesla Model S HPWC Destination Chargers Popping Up Across U.S. | Forums | Tesla Motors
     
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    It seems a good convenience to extend capabilities of commuter vehicles a bit.

    There's not much there to really help extended range trips....you're not going to stop for lunch every hour.
     
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    My general opinion on this is: why?

    If you aren't going to play the game right, don't play it at all.
     
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    Because
    (a) they understand the importance of having DC chargers available.
    (b) their BEVs are CCS
    (c) they want to sell their BEVs

    If a manufacturer doesn't believe even in long-range BEVs, 50kW DC is what they'll do.
     
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    Sounds like strategy thought up by a non engineer. Can you even get from charger A to charger B with a full charge on these?
     
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    1)They will be run by ChargePoint. NO, they are not free to use nor included in the price of the car.

    2) They just announced, we don't know exactly where the chargers will be located but they will connect Portland ,SF,LA, and SD on the West Coast and Boston, NYC ,and DC on the East Coast.

    3)Some of the 100 chargers will be BMW's 24 kWh chargers not 50 kWh. We don't know what percentage will be 24 kWh and what percentage will be 50 kWh.
     
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    This might be good news for Tesla owners too. If they come up with an adaptor(I'm sure they will if it catches on) for a good price, I'd probably look into getting it. More places to charge is always good. 50kW is a lot better then J-1772.
     

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