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Circuit Electric Chargers going online in Ontario!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Drone Flyer, May 2, 2017.

  1. Drone Flyer

    Drone Flyer Member

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    This is at least a start.
    Pricey though per charge and the ability to only have one car charge at a time is not good!
    But it's better than nothing!

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    New fast-charge stations in Ontario

    Dear member,

    The Electric Circuit and the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario are pleased to announce the commissioning of new 400-V fast-charge stations in Kanata (2 DCFC), Nepean (1 DCFC), Rockland (1 DCFC), Kemptville (1 DCFC), Ottawa (1 DCFC) and Cornwall (1 DCFC).

    Fast-charging service using CHAdeMO and Combo connectors is available at these locations.

    See map:
    Terry Fox Park & Ride : 145 Roland Michener, Kanata
    Ben Franklin Place : 101 Centrepointe Dr., Nepean
    Saint-Hubert – Rockland : 9071 County Road 17, Rockland
    Kemptville : 825 Van Buren St., Kemptville
    Ottawa, Rue Clarence. – 141, rue Clarence., Ottawa
    Saint-Hubert – Cornwall : 705 avenue Brookdale, Cornwall

    Fast charging is offered at $17 per hour and billed by the minute. For example, a 20-minute fast-charge costs $5.61, and a 30-minute charge costs $8.50.

    We take this opportunity to clarify that one vehicle at a time can use the fast-charge station even if it has two types of connectors.

    Visit theelectriccircuit.com for more information.

    The Electric Circuit
    Phone: 1 855 999-8378
    E-mail: [email protected]

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  2. SageBrush

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    Montreal is overflowing with L2. Interesting !
    The CCS FC is not cheap at ~ 10 - 15 cents a mile but if most charging is at home it seems fine.
     
  3. wayner

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    How much power from these chargers? 40kW?
     
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    Many commercial charging networks are not cost effective when compared to home charging. You are paying for the entire station and convenience, though.
     
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    They support 50kW but depending on demand charges, they are usually limited to this threshold. i.e. In QC, they run @ 42kW
     
  6. rypalmer

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    Great, keep it coming.

    Don't expect more than 40kW at any given time from this type of station. It's not a demand charge issue, it's a battery voltage issue (at least in Ontario, and in Quebec now that Hydro Quebec has created a new pricing tier for fast charging).
     
  7. SageBrush

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    Please explain
     
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    All the Circuit Electric stations in Quebec offer the full 125A since April 1st. As previously mentioned, voltage limits in the car will cap you at 40 kW - 48 kW though. At least it's better than the 33 kW -41 kW of two months ago.

    I think this thread should be moved to Canadian CHAdeMO charging or New Ontario chargers.
     
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  9. rypalmer

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    Because these machine's output are amperage constrained. 120/125A at most. If your battery voltage at whatever state of charge is only 300V, the most you'll get is 300A*120V = 36kW.
     
  10. Drone Flyer

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    I disagree about moving the thread. This is more than just charging. It's about the viability of a new charging infrastructure in Ontario whether it be Chademo, CCS, L3, L2 or what have you!
     
  11. RiverBrick

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    That is why there is already an entire thread called "new Ontario chargers." It covers the entire EVCO program (of which these Electric Circuit units are a small part.)
     
  12. wayner

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    It's nice to see that Cornwall now has an L3 but I don't think it is going to see many Teslas since we are already well served with a SC which is free and faster, at least for us pre-2017 owners.
     
  13. SageBrush

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    And much cheaper for 2017+ owners: 26 cents a minute for tier 2, 13 cents a minute for tier 1. That works out to ~ 17 cents a kWh
     

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