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USC football charging?

Discussion in 'California' started by Crispix, Oct 29, 2014.

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  1. Crispix

    Crispix Member

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    I've looked on plugshare and the USC parking web site. Looks like a limited number of ev chargers around the coliseum

    Anyone have any experience charging during a football game? What's my best chance of success? Thanks!
     
  2. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    Hawthorne ? You don't want to leave your Tesla unattended in a public lot around USC or the Coliseum.
     
  3. Crispix

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    SJC is the backup plan, but would really like to avoid stopping on the way home after an already long day. USC parking has EV charging, just not a lot. I want to avoid searching through multiple lots if anyone has a suggestion for best chance of success.
     
  4. ggr

    ggr Roadster R80 537, SigS P85 29

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    What I have done (in many instances like this) is recharge at Hawthorne before the event. Plenty of charge to make it then to USC and all the way back. I don't bother doing a range charge on the way up, because the more depleted battery actually charges faster. Then I just decide in advance how much charge I need to do the event and get home... I'd suggest 200 miles (about 82% for an 85) is more than enough at Hawthorne.
     
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    Crispix;

    Fight On!
     
  6. TTT

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    Crispix,
    going up to the Notre Dame game? See you in Hawthorne if so
     
  7. Crispix

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    Here's the follow-up: I went to the game last night, arrived at the USC parking garage (garage #2) with 123 miles left in the tank. They had 4 Chargepoint stations, nice wide spots dedicated for EVs and very clearly marked to prevent ICEing. I left several hours later with a full battery and a $1.62 charge on my Chargepoint account for the "Session Fee". I have no idea how this amount makes sense. Parking was $25.

    Just one other Model S charging beside me, and the other two spots were probably free for the entire game. No Supercharger needed, which was very convenient.
     

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