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New J1772 EVSE in Yosemite

Discussion in 'North America' started by TEG, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Being used with a Tesla adapter...
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  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Yay!!! Roadtrip!
     
  3. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    About a year ago, the park vendor that runs the lodges there was complaining that the park service wouldn't let them put one in; they had had several requests. I'm glad they finally managed to get it done.

    Note, however, that there are several campgrounds just outside the park that have cabins and 14-50 outlets. That's what we used--you can cover the park pretty well if you start with a full charge from the outside.
     
  4. Robert.Boston

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    If the federal government is serious about promoting EV adoption, installing EVSEs in all the national parks and monuments (outside of urban areas) would be a simple place to start. Driving electric in pristine wilderness should be strongly encouraged!
     
  5. Rifleman

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    I could not agree more. Level 2 chargers belong at destinations, not highway rest stops.
     
  6. Young

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    I talked to a ranger there couple of years ago. According to him, one of the issues of putting chargers there was that they were not getting enough power into the valley.
     
  7. Robert.Boston

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    Yep, I could see how that's a problem. Of course, we know that the RV parks have plenty of power available, so it's really just the distribution lines into the park (i.e., the park's problem), not the utility distribution system.
     
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    Sweet. Now we can take Model S out to visit Yosemite. I assume it's 32A?
     
  9. TEG

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    Well, technically 30A, I think.
     
  10. Young

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    Well, the race is on! Who's going to be the first to get there in Model S?
     
  11. bonnie

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    I'll definitely be the first to get there in a Model X. S honors will go to someone else.
     

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