Combo EV Fast Charging on major Highways, not Tesla

Discussion in 'General' started by HGTZ, Oct 30, 2017.

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  1. Anybody has any idea of what happened with the Obama administration plan to establish 48 new “charging corridors” on major highways across 35 states?
    The plan was supposed that they would have been installed in 2017.
    We live in Houston Texas where there are about 20 Combo Chargers, but if you want to travel in a Chevy Bolt using CCS Fast Charging, you can only go to San Antonio via San Marcos, or Dallas if you really stretch your range.
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  3. That is the same map that came out with the original announcement. According to this map from Plugshare for CCS and CHAdeMO fast chargers there are quite a few more chargers in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Arizona. But for Texas there are no new installations. If you live in either the East or West Coast there are enough fast charger installations to travel along the coast. But it is still a challenge for the people that live in the Mid-West.
    Does EVGO publish somewhere their plan for future fast charging installations?
  4. WadeTyhon

    WadeTyhon Well-Known Member

    From Houston, you can very easily get to several important destinations in Texas in a Bolt.

    Easy Drive (170 miles or less)
    Galveston, San Antonio, Austin, College Station

    Stretched Range(210-220)
    Dallas, Corpus Christi

    The only concern I would have is I45 Dallas - Houston since there are no backup L2 or DCFC stations along the way. Bring an adapter for RV parks.

    The good news is that chargers on I-45 are coming in about a years time.


    If we can trust VW...

    (We can't on their own, but maybe we can with the EPA and CARB breathing down their necks.)

    I-45 (2-4 stations... likely between DFW and Houston)
    I-10 (10+ stations outside of California... not sure about exact placement yet.)
  5. Feed The Trees

    Feed The Trees Active Member

    'Can get to' a charging stations isnt really a selling point. I dont know about you but when I have a destination I am driving to the last thing I want to worry about is extra time to stop and charge a car. Pop in for 10 minutes to grab gas and make take a pee after a few hours sure, stretch the legs. Anything more is wasted time sitting idle.
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  7. Thank you Wade!
    I looked at the installation schedule in the report and it looks like for Texas and other Southern states (I-45, I-35, I-10, I-20, I-30, I-12) we should expect to have the charging stations starting coming online by the end of 2018. If we are lucky.
  8. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    This is a September 2017 report: National Plug-In Electric Vehicle Infrastructure AnalysisPDF

    This report addresses the fundamental question of how much plug - in electric vehicle (PPEV)) charging infrastructure — also known as electric vehicle supply equipment (EEVSE)) — is needed in the United States to support both plug - in hybrid electric vehicles (PPHEVs)) and battery electric vehicles (BBEVs)).. It complements ongoing EVSE initiatives by providing a comprehensive analysis of national PEV charging infrastructure requi rements.. The result is a quantitative estimate for a U..SS.. network of non - residential (ppublic and workplace)) EVSE that would be needed to support broader PEV adoption.. The analysis provides guidance to public and private stakeholders who are seeking to prov ide nationwide charging coverage,, improve the EVSE business case by maximizing station utilization , and promote effective use of private//ppublic infrastructure investments .

    The analysis is organized around the non - residential EVSE network required to meet consumer coverage expectations and to satisfy consumer demand in high - PEV - adoption scenarios . Coverage and charging demand estimates needed to serve growing PEV markets are made for the communities where people live and the highway corridors on which they travel (Figure ES - 1) , including four specific geographic areas :

    • Cities (4486 Census Urban Areas,, population greater than 50,000,, 71%% of U..SS.. population )

    • Towns (33,087 Census Urban Clusters,, population 2,500 to 50,000,, 10%% of U..SS.. population )

    • Rural Areas (rregions not covered by Census Urban Areas//CClusters,, 19%% of U..SS.. population )

    • Interstate Highway System Corridors (228,530 miles of highway)) .

    A deep dive into the subject, it shows an approach to establish a national charging infrastructure. Now if we can just get the dealers to make their chargers available 24x7 instead of just business hours. In the meanwhile, work with local merchant malls to get EVSE installed.

    Bob Wilson

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