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EVGo Adding Tesla Connectors to their Chargers

Discussion in 'Supercharging & Charging Infrastructure' started by Eno Deb, Dec 19, 2019.

  1. Eno Deb

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    Well not exactly. Who has sold the most BEV cars in America?
    Who is building the most BEV cars in America?
    EVgo can make money charging cars so it makes total sense that they would add Tesla connectors.
     
  3. Eno Deb

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    Sure. But this is the first time ever that Tesla cooperates with a 3rd party charging provider to add their plugs. I'm wondering if this is a strategy change.
     
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    I wonder what would happen if Tesla built a Supercharger next to an EVgo station with Tesla connectors...
     
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    Will they be able to simply plug and charge with automatic billing? With Tesla’s cooperation I hope this convenience is included.
     
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    In San Francisco it would probably see a lot of use since the Superchargers are chronically overcrowded. :p
     
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    EVgo is too expensive, but I guess, if you are in a pinch.
     
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    I probably won't use it more than a time or two, but nice to see there will be another option. I just hope this doesn't mean there won't ever be a CCS adapter for NA.
     
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    I sincerely doubt it. You will need to pay for use like a Bolt or Leaf. This makes sense as it opens the chargers to what 90% of the EV market
     
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    Does EVgo have anything faster than 50kW charging?
     
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    So just looked at their site. Nearest one is 50kW max and $0.30/min or $18/hr so 50 kWh for $18. That is 36¢/kWh
    I pay 9¢/kWh at home. Pretty expensive.
     
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    I paid 31 cents /kWh at the Supercharger in Corte Madera, CA and there was a waiting line to charge, so I would consider using EVgo to avoid the wait - especially with the AAA EVgo discount...
     
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    Remember the one I found was only 50 kW
     
  14. Eno Deb

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    They have started deploying 150kW chargers, and even 350kW at a small number of locations. But most of their chargers are 50kW.

    OTOH, I often don't get much more either if I have to share a Supercharger at overcrowded California locations or use an urban Supercharger (75kW) ...
     
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    I also signed up for evgo using AAA discount. Got free "premium" status or whatever (basically no monthly fee) and ChargePoint and EVconnect are roaming partners so you can use your evgo RFID card on those other two networks.

    Have tested both with Jplugs and worked fairly well... (the City owned lots next to me are all ChargePoints)

    I downloaded the EVconnect and ChargePoint apps and have active logins for them in case I ever need them.
     
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    I have it on good authority that this new EVgo deployment is merely a repackaged Tesla CHAdeMO adapter bolted to the side of the station with a Tesla cable fitted. The CHAdeMO plug must be plugged into the box on the side of the charger in order for it to work. Therefore, it is subject to the same 125A limitation as a genuine Tesla CHAdeMO adapter.

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    Photo from Plugshare. Whole Foods, Market St. SF.
     
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  18. Eno Deb

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    Well that's disappointing. So no deep involvement by Tesla besides supplying the Chademo adapters and cables with Tesla plug.
     
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    Any improvement in charging options should be viewed as a welcome change.
     
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