vancitymiev
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My first level 3 (dc quick charge experience)

Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:00 pm

Just recently purchased my i-miev and used the level 3 charging port for the 1st time. The B.C. government is putting 13 quick charge stations around the lower mainland and the island. This will make trips to whistler possible and connect BC to the electric highway that washington state, oregon and california have built.
Pulled up to the Surrey museum with 27kms left on my charge. Figured out the hook up and plugged in. Total time took 23 minutes and took me to an 82% charge and 97 kms remaining in range. Can't wait to take it up to whistler in the future!

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Re: My first level 3 (dc quick charge experience)

Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:13 pm

vancitymiev, congratulations on your new iMiEV and thanks for the post. I'm impressed by how many charging stations there are around Victoria and on Vancouver Island as well as the greater Vancouver area - gosh, the ferries would be a natural for opportunity charging.

Much to our regret, some of us who didn't get QC didn't appreciate how rapidly QuickCharging would proliferate when we bought our cars at the beginning of last year.
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Re: My first level 3 (dc quick charge experience)

Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:05 am

Awesome. I can't wait until I get the courage to travel to the only quick charger in my area, 50 miles to the north.

I'm also jealous that you could (and did) get ocean blue.

Was the process fairly easy?
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Re: My first level 3 (dc quick charge experience)

Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:37 am

You are lucky to have a QC service in your area. I'm dreaming of the day I can use one. The closest to me is at the Mitsubishi Headquarters near Oakville, Ontario. About an hours drive away.

JoeS and PV1 - I think Canadians got the better end of the deal on the i-MiEV. All of the cars come with the cold weather package and quick charge as standard on both trim levels. It was a no brainer for me to go with the base model as it had everything I wanted. The premium model is just that here, a premium model - the upgraded interior and gps with upgraded stereo and alloy wheels. We didn't get the purple, instead we have the blue. The blue is very nice to look at, its a beautiful color.

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Re: My first level 3 (dc quick charge experience)

Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:53 pm

Congrats, Vancity! I'm itching to take my i up to VYR myself. Are these Eaton level 3 chargers part of a fee-based network, or free to all users? I'm thinking that my Chargepoint account will work on some Vancouver L2 stations, but have yet to confirm.
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vancitymiev
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Re: My first level 3 (dc quick charge experience)

Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:41 pm

PV1 wrote:Awesome. I can't wait until I get the courage to travel to the only quick charger in my area, 50 miles to the north.

I'm also jealous that you could (and did) get ocean blue.

Was the process fairly easy?



Thanks, I love the ocean blue and was really happy the dealer had one left in the colour. The process was super easy for now. In the future the quick chargers will be require a card to use through http://greenlots.com/ but for now its just plug and play. However, the handle was a bit difficult to remove from my port after charging.

jray3 - almost all level 2 chargers in the lower mainland are chargepoint/ smart credit card activated. A few are several different companies like addenergie etc. In the future I'll go down to Bellingham to go to Trader Joe's, visit the dc quick charge station and be able to return home!

MLucas - I agree completely. So happy that our version came standard with the quick charge, especially since lots are coming up in my area.

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Re: My first level 3 (dc quick charge experience)

Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:33 pm

I remember my first time. I was the first user of the first QC in Melbourne, Australia.

I was feeling guilty the while time that I was hurting the battery. LOL.

Now all I think about it that it's free. ;)

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Re: My first level 3 (dc quick charge experience)

Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:08 pm

Haven't had a chance to try out L3 charging yet. The only DC L3 EVSE near me is at a Whole Foods, and it has been "Out of Order" ever since I bought my MiEV back in July. The store has taped a sign to the machine saying they hope to have it operational soon. Not sure of their definition of "soon"!
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Malm
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Re: My first level 3 (dc quick charge experience)

Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:05 am

My first time was in 2011. Now i can follow it with canion. In 2011 my i-Miev charged until 82%. Now a little less (79,5%).

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Re: My first level 3 (dc quick charge experience)

Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:35 am

Fantastic! A DC quick charge fueling station. What a concept. Only thing missing is the quick mart.

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