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Jolt charging network

Discussion in 'Australia' started by moa999, Dec 15, 2020.

  1. moa999

    moa999 Member

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    Thought it useful to have a thread on Jolt who has a network in development
    www.jolt.com.au

    Seems to have two models both supporting 22/25kW DC charging with 15min free, then charged

    NSW - Ausgrid partnership. Adding DC chargers to the side of electrical substations
    Ausgrid and JOLT plan to convert electrical kiosks into charging stations
    https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/the-plan-to-turn-street-side-power-boxes-into-charging-stations-for-cars-20201011-p563z0.html

    SA - Standalone units that also support advertising
    Ad revenue pays the way for new Jolt EV charging network - ARENAWIRE

    Adelaide project has received a near $1m grant from Arena.
     
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  2. Hairyman

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    Do you reckon that the first 15 “free” minutes will be from a monthly subscription?
     
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    Who knows.
    15mim is max 6kWh so probably under $2 (assuming 20-30c/kWh).
    At some low value not worth charging people.

    Chargefox also seems to have a minimum charge (possibly $1 based on my history)
     
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  4. scully

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    Have been noticing the substations since hearing about this.Have spotted some that would work well. Also spotted the worst

    at Wondabyne Station :)
     
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  5. moa999

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    It certainly is a solution in modern suburbs that have these kerbside cabinets, but most people living in those areas will typically have a garage.

    Solution is still needed for older suburbs (particularly places often without garages like terraces) where the substation is often a house styled building.

    More likely to be power pole charging, or some form of popup charging.
     
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    When I’m at my mother’s, in a flat with no off-street parking at all, I run an extension lead out the side balcony, across the front yard, across two footpaths, out to the kerb, and into my UMC. I have half a dozen rubber mats and three witches hats. There are 4-5 on-street spaces (depending on how well the neighbours park) that I can reach with a single cable. Usually two of those are vacant.

    There’s one of those green boxes at the end of the street. I’d be keen to see that converted, but I won’t hold my breath.
     
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    Forgot to share here - I did some googling and found some of the proposed Sydney locations - might be of interest if anyone lives nearby and has a keen eye!

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  8. Hairyman

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    Nice to see.
     
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    An interesting list.
    On a quick look none seem to be like the picture with a green box close to the roadside.

    Waitara - out the front of BMW dealership but footpath between green box and roadside.
    Beecroft - a good one. Green box in a council carpark.
    West Pennant Hills - Street side cabinet
    Park Mona Vale - a good one - another carpark
    5 Bungan Mona Vale - Bad. Cabinet is next to bus stop and roundabout
    North Manly - OK. In a cul-de-sac near parking
    Dee Why - Good - Street side cabinet on existing shopping strip
    Forestville. - Good - Street side next to parking spot
    Freshawater - seems to be a standalone structure. Possible for a charging location on Oliver St?
     
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    yap, if you stay under 1 dollar you charge for free with chargefox. i presume this is due to credit card fees...
     
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    Ha ha. The only train station in the NSW network that is not accessible by road. I’ve often wondered how many people use it. I’d be stunned if it’s more than a couple of people per day.

    Only once in my life have I seen anyone waiting there - looked like 2 bushwalkers.
     
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    One I think might be good is 63 Roseberry ST Balmain
     
  14. moa999

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    Jolt App is now live on Android and Apple stores (it's seemingly the same backend provider as Evie).

    Went ahead and registered but no locations shown. The Homebush location in the appstore screenshots is an Ausgrid site
     
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  15. Hairyman

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    Ta. Has anyone seen any charger installation work anywhere?
     
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    Their website looks like they’re starting in Adelaide. Not much else on their public facing stuff.

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  17. moa999

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    Missed that page. So 5 or so Adelaide Q1 sites with 30-odd identified.

    Drove past the Homebush site in the app store screenshots. As expected just an Ausgrid plant. No obvious spots for a charger (no green boxes)
     
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