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Canadian Tire + Schneider Electric

Discussion in 'Canada' started by djp, Apr 6, 2013.

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  1. djp

    djp Roadster 2.0 VIN939

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    It appears Canadian Tire has chosen Schneider Electric as their vendor for EV charging stations.

    Shaun Fernandes | Design Canadian Tire and Chevrolet EV Charging Stations

    I assume these are the units going into the Canadian Tire OnRoute stations. Disappointing since the Schneider EVlink is only 30A. And I hope Schneider has fixed their ground current bug that prevents Roadsters from using the stations.
     
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    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Wow, if they put them at the En Route stations I would only ever use them in an emergency. A full charge for a Model S would be something like 17 hours at 208V 24A delivered power. I expect they would gather cobwebs.
     
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    There's new ONroute stations going in on the 401 just east of Cambridge. I pass them every day. Too bad they're only going to be 30 amps, but if our building can swing it, I'm going to put in a public CS-90 and we're just a couple of miles off the 401. Not the most convenient location, but for a CS-90, I'd take the detour!
     
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    Yeah I'm not sure I see the point.... A 30A charging station at a rest stop is rather uesless!
     
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    I recently went >20 km out of my way for a CS-90, and would go a fair bit further if it meant 2 hours waiting instead of 6...

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    I can't imagine what vehicles they expext to use them. Leaf? How many will drive their Leaf 500 km, and how long would that take? At best Volt owners would save a few cents during their stopover...
     
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    Zapped Model S - PURE EV

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    Can the Volt or Leaf accept anything more than a 30 Amp charge ?
    Rather short sighted for Canadian Tire in any case. Must not aware of growing # of the Model S owners.
    Don't think that we'll see anything out west anyway.
     
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    AFAIK they don't even do 30A. The Ford EV does, though.
     

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