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  1. Blue highway

    Inconsistency loading driver profiles?

    Even better - When I had the BC update installed, the car stopped recognizing profiles corresponding to our phones. It stays wherever it was set last. The seat button can select a profile, and so can the main screen. The profiles show which phone is associated, but it no longer works...
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    Didn't take long for Ford to take the EV tax credit

    PPI is up 18% year on year. The price increases are going to keep coming regardless of the tax credit. Example: Silverado 1500 started at $29,300. A few price hikes later, the base 2022 Silverado now costs $33,800 before destination fees. That’s 15% price jump in a few short months. No EV...
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    "We need a little help to finish the update"

    I got the same message today. Nothing shows in the car.
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    Real range of Standard AWD @ 75mph?

    The EPA drive cycle is not at highway speed, so few (any?) EV's come close to their EPA range number straight down the highway. Based on using ~80% of the pack, in the summer, at speeds of ~70-75 mixed it looks like ~200 miles to dead, straight down the highway for my SR RWD car. EPA range is...
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    HVJB Deep Dive: Is there any way that software fixes the problem of overheating contactors?

    113 degrees... brutal. I can sense the engineer at Ford cringing.
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    HVJB Deep Dive: Is there any way that software fixes the problem of overheating contactors?

    If a relay is dissipating 80W, during DCFC (article in the thread above), it is going to get rather hot during DCFC. A WOT event right after a long charge, adds more heat heat (i.e. more than 80W) to an already really hot device. I can see where a series of WOT events right after a DCFC could...
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    Burned out wall receptacle and plug. ugh (JuiceBox 40)

    I think the conduit has to be secured within 3' of the box.
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    Not all charging station assholes drive ICE

    An extension cord would have to be a monster to carry DCFC current. I'd be surprised if this existed.
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    Burned out wall receptacle and plug. ugh (JuiceBox 40)

    My car charges when I am sleeping, so I really don't want any surprises. A few things to consider Get a cheap IR temp gun (less than $20) and check the temps of your breakers in the fuse box, 14-50 plug, even the CCS plug going into the car. Note the temp rise after an hour. (20-30 degrees...
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    Not all charging station assholes drive ICE

    The emergence of pro-crime policies in the PNW might be a factor. Stealing copper is one of the crimes generally not be prosecuted in Portland. Relative inexperience with charge site design is another. On the plus side, the chargers were located a significant distance from the front door. On...
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    Not all charging station assholes drive ICE

    Ran into this issue at a Mcmenamins in Washington last weekend. Brand new150KWchargers! But... The chargers are in the curb in front of the spaces The lot is striped diagonally The charge cables are "short" Result, the only way to get a MME to reach is to park opposite the striping...
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    State Charging Infrastructure Plans

    I respect your opinions but here is something to think about. Range and cost are the objections. L2s at parks don’t address these. The L2s at libraries and shopping districts in my county have nearly zero usage. And per capita there are a lot more EVs here than in Maryland. I understand...
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    Failed to charge (3rd time)

    Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment 2 Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) provides for the safe transfer of energy between the electric utility power and the EV. EVSE includes EV charge cords, charge stands (residential or public), attachment plugs, vehicle connectors, and protection.
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    I Miss It Already

    I hope the wait isn't too long... you get used to driving these things and there is no going back.
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    State Charging Infrastructure Plans

    I'm in line with the goals. I think evidence suggests that investing in DCFC will accelerate adoption and focusing on apartment dwellers will not.
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    State Charging Infrastructure Plans

    You might be right, but I'm not convinced on the need for government funded L2 chargers. At least not until DCFC is ubiquitous. Within the metro area I live in, I never need to use an L2 at a business. I rarely see these used by anyone... I see more cars parked in them, not charging than...
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    State Charging Infrastructure Plans

    Thanks for the source doc reference. A year into EV ownership I am of the opinion that Level 2 is only relevant for home and "destination" charging. I only need destination charging if DCFC can't get me home. It's no more than a lifeboat for cross country driving and as such is a...
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    State Charging Infrastructure Plans

    an observation after reading through a few states... Oregon, Michigan, Georgia, California. It looks like the states were instructed to, or chose to include level 2 chargers. I had hoped and assumed that the focus was solely DCFC. It strikes me like that including level 2 charging in this...
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    State Charging Infrastructure Plans

    US 2 looks like it's out of reach for my MME for a while. I was disappointed to see this. I wonder if storage devices at rural chargers might end up being the solution. This is where the charger stores up power in a battery to enable high power charging. I understood that at least some of...
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