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Jolt EV charging network

moa999

2020 3 SR+ MSM
Mar 4, 2020
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Interesting. Pokeing around in Plugshare the highest report is 21kW, but most in the 18-20kW range.

Now it wouldn't surprise me if these chargers are actually fed by a 3ph 32A supply (about 22kW), and then you lose a bit in conversion to DC and running the ad board.

But the tapering is strange.
 

moa999

2020 3 SR+ MSM
Mar 4, 2020
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Sydney, AUS
If you go to LinkedIn there is a 9News video on the AusGrid and Jolt Networks site

The unit seems to be sitting in a carspot outside a 2-story building.
Makes be thinks it's actually a test install inside the Hornsby AusGrid depot.

Weird suburbs to be starting in..
I'd have thought Sydney's East and Inner West where you have a high %ge of people relying on street parking (and probably a higher percentage of EVs) would have been smarter.
 

evtricity

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Apr 26, 2015
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Weird suburbs to be starting in..
I'd have thought Sydney's East and Inner West where you have a high %ge of people relying on street parking (and probably a higher percentage of EVs) would have been smarter.
Hornsby and neighbouring Waitara have a huge amount of high and low rise apartments so public charging will be needed for those who can't simply plug in or install their own charging equipment at home.
 

Vostok

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Weird suburbs to be starting in.. I'd have thought Sydney's East and Inner West where you have a high %ge of people relying on street parking (and probably a higher percentage of EVs) would have been smarter.
The Inner West has a low proportion of EVs precisely because there is so little off-street parking. Although having said that, I saw three Model 3s parked on the street this morning within a few km of my house.
 

moa999

2020 3 SR+ MSM
Mar 4, 2020
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Sydney, AUS
Thanks for the confirmation.
Guess that's why that site popped up in the Jolt app.

Shame it wasn't an actual site and just a photoshoot demo.
 

Chuq

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Jan 1, 2015
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I've noticed Jolt now shows up as a filterable network in Plugshare:

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There are quite a few up and running (all Adelaide so far):

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bay74

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Mar 27, 2018
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Melbourne, Australia
What do people see as the use case of a 20-ish kW charger? To me, that's in the Range of Uselessness.

Up to 7 kW is perfectly adequate for overnight charging. Hence built-in (AC) chargers in EVs have about this power.
(Well) beyond 50kW is great for on a trip. Hence Superchargers are 120+ kW (SOC and battery dependent of course).

When would a two to four (?) hour charge be useful?

I don't spend much time at shopping centres, is that somewhere people would actually bother to seek out a charging station? Perhaps because I can charge at home I've never bothered looking for a charger in suburban Melbourne.

When would you use these?

Ta.
 
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meloccom

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What do people see as the use case of a 20-ish kW charger? To me, that's in the Range of Uselessness.

Up to 7 kW is perfectly adequate for overnight charging. Hence built-in (AC) chargers in EVs have about this power.
(Well) beyond 50kW is great for on a trip. Hence Superchargers are 120+ kW (SOC and battery dependent of course).

When would a two to four (?) hour charge be useful?

I don't spend much time at shopping centres, is that somewhere people would actually bother to seek out a charging station? Perhaps because I can charge at home I've never bothered looking for a charger in suburban Melbourne.

When would you use these?

Ta.
On the Stuart Highway between Port Augusta and Alice Springs.
Glendambo Roadhouse in this case, where AEVA/TOCA have supplied a 3 phase 32A power point.
My V1 UMC is plugged in and charging my car at 3 phase 16A or 11 Kw, which gave about 60Km/h recharge rate.
A third party 32A 3 phase charge connector would have given me 22Kw, upped the recharge rate to about 110Kmh and shortened my stay from 4 hours to 2.
I brought a book to read.

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moa999

2020 3 SR+ MSM
Mar 4, 2020
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Sydney, AUS
Article in the online AFR today.
Seems to suggest the first of 500 units will be rolled out in Sydney in 3 weeks.

It's a poorly written article and seems to mix the Adelaide advertising rollout with the Sydney AusGrid one.
 

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