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Starbucks and DC fast charging

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by dsm363, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    #1 dsm363, Feb 7, 2011
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    I think placing DC fast chargers at Starbucks next to major highways in-between major cities would be ideal. I think a company such as Coulomb Tech could partner with Starbucks on such an effort. DC fast charging is really the way to go for this kind of stopover although I guess a standards war may be brewing.

    I e-mailed Starbucks and they said to post the idea over at MyStarbucksIdea so I did
    http://mystarbucksidea.force.com/ideaview?id=08750000000HH1UAAW

    Feel free to vote on it or comment. I'm already in a comment battle with someone who doesn't think it's a coffee shop thing to have a charger there.
     
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    Hmmm... someone voted it negative. So I made an account, signed in and voted it back up to zero! More!
     
  3. dsm363

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    Thanks. That was my new friend lilmissykato who voted it down (my guess).

    I commented on a different EV charging station idea there and she came back with multiple posts about how EV charging is not "coffee shop stuff" and doesn't belong there.
     
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    Coulomb technology as of yet does not offer level 3 charging.
     
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    Ok, lilmissykato is really annoying me. I don't know why I respond to these things sometimes.

    Here's the other EV thread over there (not mine)
    http://mystarbucksidea.force.com/ideaview?id=08750000000HGKGAA4

    I gather it is some kid who's Dad works at Nissan and loves their Starbucks to be pure and EV free. I don't get it.
     
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    Yes, I called Coulomb Technology two weeks ago, they were planning on training on installing the CT3000's in the next 6 months or so. In the meantime they had no idea that Level II charging was available to 75 amps. I was not impressed.
     
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    I joined and did the same Doug...

    "I agree TeslaFan...what better than to stop at the local Starbucks for a break, relax and grab a half-caf, whilst adding another 50 miles of range in my EV!

    lilmisskato, with all due respect, your comment about this idea seems a "little last century". I cannot see how 4 or 5 EV silently charging whilst their owners are enjoying a coffee or lunch could possibly interfere with your work.

    If I'm missing something here, could you please elaborate?"

    It's always fun asking one to defend an illogical comment. :biggrin:
     
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    Thanks for checking in on that. They do state on their website though that level 2 supports up to 80A so someone there knows something.
    http://www.mychargepoint.net/faq-standards.php
     
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    #10 dsm363, Feb 7, 2011
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    Thanks Jaff. Now my idea is only at -30. Only need 95,000 more points to overtake #1=)

    Just so you know what you're dealing with, lilmisskato posted this recently
    http://mystarbucksidea.force.com/ideaview?id=08750000000HH1PAAW
     
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    Their dad works for Nissan and they don't want DC fast charging? You're kidding me...

    Time for school, methinks.
     
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    Yeah. She also needs to learn how to put an apostrophe in these words: im, youre, and doesnt.

    Here's my recent post in response to someone saying they didn't think a bunch of silent cars charging would be a problem

     
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    OMG. Starbucks gives you wiiings!

    A perfect example of braindead America.
     

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