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V3 chargers more expensive?

Discussion in 'North America' started by smatthew, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. smatthew

    smatthew Active Member

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    Im on a roadtrip on i5 in CA and OR. Most v2 chargers are 27 or 28 cents per kWh . But the new v3 chargers in red bluff and Williams are 31 cents per kWh

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. nwdiver

    nwdiver Well-Known Member

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    I think that's because of the location not the chargers...
     
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    SageBrush REJECT Fascism

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    A few. Anything in particular you are after ?
     
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    smatthew Active Member

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    Any thoughts about V3 chargers being a few cents more expensive?
     
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    smatthew Active Member

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    If you head north on I5 from Sacramento, you'll hit alternative V2 and V3 stations
    V3: Williams: 31cents
    V2: Corning: 27 cents
    V3: Red Bluff: 31 cents
    V2: Shasta: 27 cents

    BTW - I'm super happy to see new I5 superchargers, no matter what the price discrepancy.
     
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    SageBrush REJECT Fascism

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    Absent a notification from Tesla I'd presume other reasons than it being V3 related per se.

    My other thought would be that if Tesla wants to add a surcharge they can go right ahead so far as I am concerned. The demand charges are going to be pretty outrageous.

    Tell us about your V3 experience !
    How fast ?
    Any battery storage on site ?
     
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    The thin charging cable at V3 is nice. But I think they're still working out bugs. At both V3 locations I went to last week I had to try multiple stalls to get a good charging rate.
     
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  8. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    2 potential reasons:
    - demand charges on v3 will be higher, so lightly-traveled v3 would have relatively high demand charges v energy charges compared to busy Superchargers
    - Tesla would like to nudge people into continuing to use the v2 Superchargers rather than have everybody targeting the v3 Superchargers.
     
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  9. smatthew

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    It's interesting to see the placement on I5 north of Sacramento. Corning was always a problem on holidays, but rather than add spaces to Corning, they added two new 8 spot stations, one 60 miles south of Corning (so it's a better fit for SR drivers coming from San Francisco), and one 20 miles north of Corning (I barely made it there, but it was cold and I had a lead foot)
     
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    The more amusing thing about the Northern California I-5 stretch is the two Shasta sites across the road from each other.
     
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    I know those superchargers well. It's unfortunate the number of times I've seen the 4 spot supercharger at the hotel full (so nobody is charging fast), and all 16 spots across the street are empty...
     

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