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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 9th January. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don’t have to.
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QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM
This question was suggested by Joshua Pritt: “If you live in an apartment or condo or otherwise can’t charge at home, how do you charge? Is it a terrible inconvenience or do you have a simple routine to charge during your shopping trips?”
I rent where home charging is not an option. Luckily in my neighborhood there are two different free charging stations within a 20 minute walk. So it’s a trade off. I have to walk after commuting from work but I get some light exercise and no fuel costs.
I live in an apartment and we have Blink Level 2 AC chargers installed throughout the complex however it can be costly at .49 cents per KWh if you’re a Blink member, for guest it’s .59 cents per KWh. What I do is use a SplitVolt NEMA 10-30 switch
My dryer plugs into the SplitVolt, 50 foot NEMA 10-30 extension cord plugs into the other socket on the SplitVolt and the SplitVolt plugs into the dryer outlet. Automatic switching between the two. The EV charger plugs into the other end of the extension cord. Using my local utility and charging during off peak hours I pay .03 cents per KWh.
The one issue with the Blink chargers is everyone does not know how to not park into those spots if your not an EV and when you do need to use those chargers you can’t cause ICE cars are all parked in them. Our apartment complex management is starting to have those cars towed.
Eddie Ragasa, Proud Paetron Executive Producer
I have owned a Nissan LEAF for three years living in an apartment and i must admit, some days it would be easier just to get home and plug in (like I always hear you say, when talking a about how EVs are better than gas). But it’s really easy to drive electric as I have a couple of option. I have access to charging at my workplace although a couple of us have to coordinate to share the level 2 charger. Also I regularly see my partents and charge on their wallbox.
I don’t own an EV yet however, if I didn’t have a garage to charge at I would depend on work EV charging, DC Fast Chargers and destination chargers at stores. Fortunately for myself I have a home with a garage and driveway I could charge my future EV.
I live in London and drive a 2020 Tesla Model 3. Most of my work takes me past one of two Tesla Superchargers so I use those and only ever need to top up on a local charging post at Shell or Tesco on a rare occasion. I’m sure one day when EVs are more popular there is the risk of overcrowding, but so far I have never had to wait to charge (although often the site is almost full and people are sharing power).
LOUISE IN NEW MEXICO
I don’t drive an EV yet but am hoping to buy one this year. However our neighbour has an EV and runs a heavy duty extension cord out of his window and charges his car when he can park close enough. I don’t know how safe his makeshift solution is, but it seems to work OK for him.
When we were looking for a new flat to rent last year we only considered those which has an EV charging station installed in the parking garage, either as a shared facility or a dedicated parking spot which we would be permitted to install a charger. Obviously this drastically reduces the choice of home and we made more compromises that we would have liked, ie sqaure footage and amenities nearby, but it was worth it. Our block is quite large and we have been able to installed a wallbox.
NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM
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