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It only took 4 1/2 years!

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by dhrivnak, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. dhrivnak

    dhrivnak Active Member

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    Finally 22 EV charging stations are on line for employees and visitors. It only took 4 1/2 years of discussions, e-mails, Tesla rides, meetings, more e-mails...... So remain persistent, it just takes a little time :)

    We purchase a parking pass for a modest $24/year to help defray the electricity cost and most are Level 1 but a reasonable compromise and it meets the needs.

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  2. shadowinstallz

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    Nice...where?
     
  3. dhrivnak

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    EASTMAN Chemical in KINGSPORT TN.
     
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    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    Very nice! So how many are L2 and what amperage/voltage are they?
     
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    Looks like there is some spots are already ICED...:confused:
     
  7. dhrivnak

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    Not ICED as that truck in in the spot next to the EV chargers and only 4 are Level 2. It is a start and should meet the needs of the commuting employees.
     
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    Great work. How is the utilization rate? More people driving EV to work?
     
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    The stations have been open for 2 weeks so I have seen between 3 and 6 cars. While I do think it will help it will likely to be slow. Car buying is a longer term purchase. Hopefully we will need to build more in about 2 years. I am also eyeing the sight for national plugin day
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    That's terrific and heartening to see. Do you think you'll be able to get the slots painted a distinctive color (green is usual)?
     

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