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Old 12-29-2017, 07:58 PM   #21
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California opened a free charging station in the Fairfield area and one of the first things that happened was an RV pulled into one of the spaces. He had a J1772 plug on the side of his RV that took 220 volts in. His claim to being legal was that he had an electric bicycle inside that he was charging, but in the mean time he also ran his AC and fridge and water heater on that same plug.

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Yes having a free charging stand is complementary IN some PLACES at the moment!
As the demand goes up so will be the charges varying from place to place just like like gas stations. Competition and convenience will play their part.
The smart versions of the system will & can already gauge the demand/.charge duration and set the tariff fees according due to gauge charge & PARKING TIME as well!

I went on a tele-seminar about buying these systems & providing the service !Itwas very informative.
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:46 AM   #22
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I might be wrong, but I thought I remembered a couple charging stations at Rest Stops along I-70 in Kansas or Eastern Colorado.

In some places, this could be pretty easy to accomplish without even being on the grid. A Tesla power wall coupled to a wind turbine or solar array. And NO guarantees that there will be juice at all times. Kind of like there are NO guarantees that the toilets won't be clogged up and overflowing.
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:00 AM   #23
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I might be wrong, but I thought I remembered a couple charging stations at Rest Stops along I-70 in Kansas or Eastern Colorado.

In some places, this could be pretty easy to accomplish without even being on the grid. A Tesla power wall coupled to a wind turbine or solar array. And NO guarantees that there will be juice at all times. Kind of like there are NO guarantees that the toilets won't be clogged up and overflowing.
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NO guarantees that the toilets won't be clogged up and overflowing.[/QUOTE]

The only guarantee of clean toilets is the the State of Wyoming!
Their rest stops are NOT stinking like Lions Dens.
In fact some of the nicest in the whole country!
Perhaps because it is so sparsely populated I always feel in my frequent forays up there, that I need or have the urge to mentally respect it & switch off the lights as I motor south out of Cheyenne and cross the state line into Colorado in my Landrover .

This for me as a lover of the Northern Tier is this! Vistas of many !
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NO guarantees that the toilets won't be clogged up and overflowing.
The only guarantee of clean toilets is the the State of Wyoming!
Their rest stops are NOT stinking like Lions Dens.
In fact some of the nicest in the whole country!
Perhaps because it is so sparsely populated I always feel in my frequent forays up there, that I need or have the urge to mentally respect it & switch off the lights as I motor south out of Cheyenne and cross the state line into Colorado in my Landrover .

This for me as a lover of the Northern Tier is this! Vistas of many !
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Also a very Red state.
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Old 01-04-2018, 12:48 PM   #25
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Red! Rojo! Reference to colour ?
Colour--Colorado is that!
Colo--rado--Spanish euphemism for the red--Senor.
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California opened a free charging station in the Fairfield area and one of the first things that happened was an RV pulled into one of the spaces. He had a J1772 plug on the side of his RV that took 220 volts in. His claim to being legal was that he had an electric bicycle inside that he was charging, but in the mean time he also ran his AC and fridge and water heater on that same plug.

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Speaking of heater .... does anyone have any experience with an EV in below zero temperatures?? It seems like an electric heater would draw a LOT of power and really reduce the range.
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California opened a free charging station in the Fairfield area and one of the first things that happened was an RV pulled into one of the spaces. He had a J1772 plug on the side of his RV that took 220 volts in. His claim to being legal was that he had an electric bicycle inside that he was charging, but in the mean time he also ran his AC and fridge and water heater on that same plug.

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Randy, I remember that guy from when I had my Nissan Leaf. I think Fairfield changed the signage indicating you had to be an EV. At least he had one of those letters. (RV)
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:37 PM   #28
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Speaking of heater .... does anyone have any experience with an EV in below zero temperatures?? It seems like an electric heater would draw a LOT of power and really reduce the range.
I have a Mitsubishi iMiev, it's claim to fame for EVs is (well, that it has the smallest battery, but also) it's heating is done with coolant, like a regular car. The electric coils that convert half the battery to heat don't heat the air directly, they heat the battery packs coolant. What is SMART about this is that many of the owners have been using Webasto clones from China that heat the liquid running on gasoline. They just put a small lawn mower tank under the hood along with the heater and it runs to it's set temp and keeps the coolant there. When you are cold inside you just turn up the fan blowing the heat into the vehicle and causing the heater to run some more.

Otherwise all electric cars have pre-heat capability, where you are still plugged in and you start the car heating. Teslas have big enough batteries to actually heat the car while driving AND get to your destination, most other electrics are just not able to handle super snowy conditions. That's why so many Teslas have sold in Norway with their amazing tax breaks on EVs. And watching their drive by wire snow handling really makes them the best cars for snow.

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I want to see the end of four door pickups in my lifetime.
Interesting. I actually waited for the beginning of the (4 door pick up) + (short bed) as a college student and the concept wasn't offered at the time.
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Interesting. I actually waited for the beginning of the (4 door pick up) + (short bed) as a college student and the concept wasn't offered at the time.
I have no idea what a less than 6' pickup bed could be used for that the back of an SUV or station wagon could not. It seems purely cosmetic, and poorly, to have a token open space in the back of a car/SUV.

Two bales of hay?
1/10th cord of wood?
Muddy rubber boots. That's it, a place to put your muddy rubber boots.
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