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by ChrisEV
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 27
Views: 841

Re: Future of Public EV Charging

A sliding cost structure is a great idea. The flat pricing and mandatory session fees are crazy. Incidentally this is my last DCFC session(lucky it was free). Started at 36%. http://i.imgur.com/CMYefzy.jpg Only 2X as fast as my L2 charging. I just gave up and drove on. Made it there and back with 1 ...
by ChrisEV
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 27
Views: 841

Re: Future of Public EV Charging

Amazingly they just opened a L3 charger in Niagara Falls, just out of the MIEV range, about 120km away. For the low low price of $20/hour:( So it looks like a short road trip to the Falls cost as much as a trip with an ICE car. I’m leaning Tesla more and more. I don’t think Superchargers cost that m...
by ChrisEV
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 27
Views: 841

Re: Future of Public EV Charging

Pertinent to this discussion, here's the latest from ChargePoint (I didn't quite understand who their target audience is for this presentation): http://info.chargepoint.com/rs/079-WYC-990/images/2017_ChargePoint_Charging_Forward_Report.pdf One thing I'm belatedly beginning to realize is that multi-...
by ChrisEV
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 5 Year Ownership Review
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: 5 Year Ownership Review

Regarding the Model 3, I was so torn between it and the Bolt. What sold me on the Bolt was driving a Model X. Tesla, to me, seems to focus more on curb appeal than on everyday practicality on most things with the exception being charging (nothing can touch Supercharging). If I had a job where wow-i...
by ChrisEV
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 27
Views: 841

Re: Future of Public EV Charging

The demand pricing for L3 charging is going to be a problem. I’d have thought doing a higher up front investment with solar and a large battery would be a good alternative. In Canada we seem to pay similar prices as in the US for L3 charging and around here our stations were subsidized to the govern...
by ChrisEV
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 5 Year Ownership Review
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: 5 Year Ownership Review

Those mirror my thoughts as well and I’ve only owned an I-MIEV a few months! I find myself looking for an excuse to drive it somewhere! The comment, "my Model 3 reservation" has been mentioned a number of times in this posting. I also have a model 3 reservation and wonder how many other IM...
by ChrisEV
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 27
Views: 841

Re: Future of Public EV Charging

...For 90% or so of average needs a car with 100 or so miles of range can pretty much do what you need. Make it small and nimble, easy to park, easy to get into and out of and add the ability to fold down seats so you can carry a good bit of cargo when needed and you've pretty much got it all . . ....
by ChrisEV
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 27
Views: 841

Re: Future of Public EV Charging

Without a rate restructure specifically pertinent to DCQC high-demand-power car charging, I think it's tough to make a profit being a DCQC car-charging supplier. In wandering around some of Tesla's recently-installed Superchargers, I've spied sizeable battery banks - undoubtedly intended to take pe...
by ChrisEV
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: Anyone ever figured out how the Heating controls work ?
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Anyone ever figured out how the Heating controls work ?

OK - So there is a knob for the Heating power / Vent power / So i set the heating on full MAX - The Ventilation on full .... Will the cooleant temperature drop if i reduce the setting on the heater knob ?? or is it a fixed temperature - and the position only have to do with "auto" setting...
by ChrisEV
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 75
Views: 8183

Re: Tesla Model 3

Yes I posted the video without comment and it seems it’s generating a lot of controversy. I’m still torn on whether to get a M3 or something else like a Bolt or the new Leaf when I need a replace my van 2020. Kind of wish the M3 was a mini Model X. I like the Model3 but I’m still having a hard time ...

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