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Hawaii Charging Stations/Parking

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by drtko147, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. drtko147

    drtko147 Member

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    I recently found out that the Costco Iwilei now has two EV stalls and SemaConnect charging station. $0.25/kwh. Of course, when I parked there, there was a ICE parked next to me.
     
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  2. stoebs

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    Good to hear! Where are they located exactly?

    The Costco in Waipio has 1 SemaConnect (directly opposite the gas station lanes). I was able to plug in there for a little over an hour with no fee (I don't yet have a Sema membership card, so I had nothing to swipe). I was there on Friday (11/25). I got 6.13 kWh charge in about 1 hour and 10 minutes on my LEAF.
     
  3. drtko147

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    It is on the right side of the front entrance toward the exit onto Alakawa.
     
  4. dsmith2189

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    #4 dsmith2189, Dec 10, 2016
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    I thought "this" was behind me.:(
    I was charging at Ward and got unplugged again. they left the plug on the ground in front of my car. Still the King of getting unplugged.:mad:

    and then to top it all off I hit a pot hole:oops: at the stop light on ward (in front of the old Sports authority.) and blew out my tire.:eek::mad:
    it was midnight and thankfully I was able to limp home before it was totally flat. (that's my story and I'm sticking to it.:rolleyes:)
    Thankfully:) I saved one tire last time I replaced all 4. Spent the day trying to figure out how to fix the tire with no jack and no transportation.
    Now where did I put that Road hazard warrantyo_O

    And to get back on topic....
    the charger at the Blaisdell has been out for a while with a charger fault. they finally fixed the charger. Now all I get when I plug in is "low line voltage"
    after getting that error message I to the Volta charger at Executive chef (by Menchies) and plugged in.
    about an hour later I checked my charge status only to find out the charger had no voltage even though I was still plugged in. an Hour wasted. as I moved to the Ward Theater chargers I saw a HECO electric Smart car pull into the open charging spot. Can't HECO charge their own cars at HECO?
    I waited another hour for a spot to open up. Plugged into three chargers and two hours wasted in one day. didn't finish charging until 1AM.
     
  5. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    Excellent effort in explaining your pain. I fully understand. I get it. I am sorry for you that you are having such a hard time lately. And I agree, why can't HECO charge at HECO or one of those "Courtesy of HECO" DC station they install.
     
  6. nanimac

    nanimac Aloha!

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    Yikes! Guess the HECO driver doesn't know about their fast chargers :mad:

    Maybe time to get the chademo charger so you can use the HECO fast chargers or is your building situation getting resolved soon?
     
  7. nanimac

    nanimac Aloha!

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    Blue Planet Foundation is seeking input on charging station locations. Input needed by Friday! See facebook post below for info and contact email.

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  8. callmesam

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    The 2017 Superchaging map shows Honolulu is getting some love "soon". Congratulations @Akikiki
     
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  9. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    Holy Moly, Holy Batman - callmesam - You are RIGHT !! Thanks very much for pointing that out. Maybe - just maybe we won't be the last state to get SUPERCHARGERS after all. Wow.

    THANK YOU - MR. MUSK !!
     
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  10. nanimac

    nanimac Aloha!

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    IMG_2469.PNG

    Any guesses on where? Am thinking new SC in Kakaako :cool:
     
  11. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    Service Center Kaka'ako? Could get pretty crowded during the day if its in the Service Center parking lot. Maybe close by? Would owners compete with new or serviced cars since its right there? Interesting idea though.
     
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  12. Papafox

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    I'd think a location closer to high-rise apartments in Honolulu is more likely. Now that Tesla is moving to a pay for electricity if it's local use policy, they can make the supercharger as convenient as possible without worry that too much of the juice will be given away for free to locals. I'm sure that many high-rise dwellers are concerned about charging and a convenient supercharger would answer their needs. We'll see.

    PS: I was going to post the story about Oahu getting a supercharger but Nanimac beat me to it, in much the same way she stole victory from me in the race to take possession of our deep blue 70Ds back in 2015. Don't get me started. Grumble, grumble.
     
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  13. nanimac

    nanimac Aloha!

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    Hopefully, if it's there, it's not just for the service cars with no public access like Ala Moana :(
     
  14. nanimac

    nanimac Aloha!

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    My husband's car is coming in any day now.. it's not as much fun with no one to compete with for delivery :p guess we'll have to wait for the 3 :rolleyes:
     
  15. noservice2001

    noservice2001 First 75D in the 808, waited 3 years

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    How long after the dot shows up do the sc become ready for action?
     
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    Hopefully soon!!
     
  17. Papafox

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    His and hers Teslas? Egads, it's hard to keep up with Nanimac. Any chance the hubby's Tesla will be delivered before year end?
     
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  18. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    Probably, its expected. I'm invited to the delivery party. You?
     
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  19. nanimac

    nanimac Aloha!

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    Finished production a week ago so hopefully on the boat as we speak :)
     
  20. nanimac

    nanimac Aloha!

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    Per an email conversation with Tesla supercharging team, they are currently scouting locations on the island and welcome any suggestions we may have. Post your suggestions here and consider where it would make the most sense for a lot of owners (i.e. not just because you want one near your house..lol)

    I'll be sending the supercharger team a follow-up email with potential locations.
     

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