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Should I get a public charging network account?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by JClu, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. ahurst

    ahurst Member

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    Why don't Blink stations show up on PlugShare
     
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    ChargePoint, GreenLots.
    A more important question - CHAdeMO or not. Our CHAdeMo saved us twice when the SC in St Charles, MO was flaking out last year. The other forms of charging are pretty slow and can really change your travel plans.
     
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    So you carry the Tesla CHAdeMO adapter with you during long distance travel ?
     
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    I have ChargePoint, Blink, and SemaConnect. I also have a Nissan LEAF "No Charge to Charge" card that I got with my LEAF which gives me access to Blink, EVGo, and Greenlots stations. It is typically free 30 minutes on CHAdeMO and free 1 hour on L2. As it turns out, the charging stations have no idea whether it is a LEAF or a Tesla plugged in :) Sadly my free 2 years will be expiring next month :(
     
  6. TexasEV

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    Of course. That's the only time I carry it with me.
     
  7. JohnnyG

    JohnnyG Weee!

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    I keep mine in the cubby in the trunk at all time. There's 5 free CHAdeMO stations across the city that I use often. The MS has so much storage, it would seem crazy not to just keep it in the car. On a few different occasions, by having it, I was able to be more flexible with my plans.
     
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  8. Az_Rael

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    Mine lives in my frunk all the time. Saved me one day when I realized after I had left the house that I had a long day of local"ish" driving and a short amount of time to gain enough charge to make it home on time.
     
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    I would. So far I have a Charegepoint account. Free to sign up.
     
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    Yes you should. I've had issues with it initializing from the phone too.
     
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    If you have one why wouldn't you carry it? it doesn't do anyone any good if it isn't in the car. I have one in my car, I've only attempted to use it once (unsuccessful). I also carry a few adapters and extension cords.
    If you road trip a lot having multiple options available to charge is important.
     
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    I've never seen anyone here in the Bay Area with one of those snout nosed CHAdeMO thingies actually. On the other hand I haven't done long distance travel either - Bay Area to Tahoe with so many SCs doesn't count - so I haven't met that driver profile much. It seems it's owned by more people than I assumed.
     
  13. DOCAL

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    I use mine a fair amount, there's lots of EVGO stations around the area that are convenient. They're limited to 30 minutes at a shot, but that's enough to add about 20kwh to the battery while I get a coffee or some groceries.

    Since you mentioned Tahoe, there's a chademo charger at Incline village that I used last time I was there. It seemed like one of the better options for charging around there.
     
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    So is the $450 for a CHAdeMO adapter worth it?
     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Depends on where you travel. It's one of those "If you need it you'll be glad you have it" items.
     
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    Is PlugShare the most comprehensive site for finding non-SC chargers?
     
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    With Blink, ChargePoint, and EVgo networks all participating in ROEV, one should only need to get a card from one of those three to cover all 3. Has anybody tried that?

    I also noticed SemaConnect is listed as an associate company, I would hope that means their network will soon (if not already) be covered by ROEV too.
     
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    Yes, that is what I have found.
     
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    $5,000 to be an ROEV associate?
     
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    Yes. And superchargers are there too, not that anyone would use it for that. Explore settings and you will see you can filter for various charging types to lessen the noise.
     

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