I don’t know how autocharge+ works. I always have to start w the EVgo app. Have to follow both prompts from charge screen and app. Could be EVgo stations near us are old model. Just 50kW type so 1% for 1 min roughly…
They have an instruction page and even a video showing how to set it up. Once the car is registered the first time, you just plug in to charge.I don’t know how autocharge+ works. I always have to start w the EVgo app. Have to follow both prompts from charge screen and app. Could be EVgo stations near us are old model. Just 50kW type so 1% for 1 min roughly…
It was almost smooth to setup. I got the VIN and everything set up on the account, just needed to go to a station, initiate a charge, and then plug in. Unfortunately, the 350kw station I went to was broken. Took a while to figure out since I kept getting a "something went wrong, please try again" error. I called EVgo and they confirmed the station was down. The only available station was 100kw. It took a little bit of time to initiate the communication, but it worked and I'm now set for autocharge+.They have an instruction page and even a video showing how to set it up. Once the car is registered the first time, you just plug in to charge.
ChargePoint recently patented a system for dynamically allocating the power delivered. If they go through with it, it could allocate power based on what the car can actually draw. (And also provide more power to premium account members.) ChargePoint still has a ways to go to deploy more chargers (and fix the broken ones), but an interesting idea to give them an edge over EVgo and EA.well, if we encounter inconsiderate ppl, then we're stuck.. just like the guy who stopped my charging to start his.. good thing, my phone texted me when charging started and ended, so that's why I knew...
Seems like an important consideration if you're unable to take it on significant road trips.The funny thing is is that I have YET to start my summer mini road trips in my Ariya. I will not use my Ariya if the destination is greater than 200-225 miles one way. (I don't like to stop along the way to recharge and wait around for 45 minutes using 350 kW charger).
I think it goes both ways. The faster I charge using the 350kw, the sooner I can be out of there for the next person to use the EVGO station.Seems like an important consideration if you're unable to take it on significant road trips.
At a 350kw charger Ariya will only take 1/3 of the available power. Please be considerate and use an available 100kw so other vehicles don't have to wait as long.
That's still making other 200kw unavailable for 35+ minutes. That's a full charge for another car that can handle it.I think it goes both ways. The faster I charge using the 350kw, the sooner I can be out of there for the next person to use the EVGO station.
My data shows the Ariya can charge from 125kw down to 100 kw for over 35 minutes (or 62%). After 62%, it starts to drop under 100kw.
When you’re doing road trips, you don’t get to pick which location has 100, 200, or 350 kW chargers. You choose whatever is closest to your next destination BEFORE it drops below 20%. Better hope it’s not L2 charging.That's still making other 200kw unavailable for 35+ minutes. That's a full charge for another car that can handle it.
For the Ariya, all three of those options are essentially the same. For other cars 10 minutes @350kw may be enough to reach their final destination or a longer charge stop for a meal break. Doesn't hurt to be considerate since we're in the "slow lane" for charging.When you’re doing road trips, you don’t get to pick which location has 100, 200, or 350 kW chargers. You choose whatever is closest to your next destination BEFORE it drops below 20%. Better hope it’s not L2 charging.
I am at an EVGo charging station inside the Chevron gas station.EVGO Business Highlights in Q1 ‘23:
- Program with Chevron: EVgo and Chevron entered into a new agreement to offer Chevron locations across the U.S. a turnkey DC fast charging solution with a variety of ownership models, including EVgo eXtend. Through the agreement, Chevron and Texaco branded stations nationwide will have access to industry-leading fast charging equipment and integrated solutions from EVgo through both the Company’s traditional EVgo-owned offering as well as EVgo eXtend. Under the agreement, EVgo will provide hardware, design, and construction of up to 350kW charging at these sites, as well as operations and maintenance, and networking and software solutions.
- EVgo Advantage: Entered into a new agreement with Audible to bring trial memberships to EVgo customers later in 2023, making relevant audiobooks and Audible Original podcasts available to EV drivers while they charge.
- Stall Development: The Company ended the first quarter of 2023 with approximately 3,100 stalls in operation or under construction. EVgo added nearly 220 new DC fast charging stalls to its network during the quarter.
- Active Engineering and Construction (E&C) Stall Development Pipeline: The Company’s pipeline was approximately 3,500 stalls as of the end of the first quarter of 2023.
- EVgo eXtendTM: During the first quarter, the Company continued delivering charging equipment and pre-engineering work for projects under the Pilot Flying J/GM program, and began site mobilization in the second quarter of 2023.
- EVgo Autocharge+: Autocharge+ exceeded 10% of total charging sessions initiated.
- Fleet Partnerships: EVgo won contracts for a second site at MHX, a behind-the-fence, class 8 truck company, and a second site at a national food and beverage company -- both of which include EVgo Optima™, the Company’s proprietary fleet management software.
- PlugShare: Plugshare reached nearly 3.4 million registered users and achieved the milestone of 6.0 million check-ins since inception.
- Public-Private Partnership: EVgo was awarded $7.3 million from the California Energy Commission’s (“CEC”) California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (“CALeVIP”) 2.0 program to deploy more than 100 350kW chargers across 19 locations in disadvantaged and/or low-income census tracts.
What do you do with it? Pix?A young gal with a beat up Leaf parked next to me. I offered her $10 for her "Zero Emission" emblem off the back of her Leaf tailgate. She's happy! Lol
Same scenario for me. I see a few 350kW spots, but not very convenient locations, though the 50kW ones not any better.Unfortunately for me, there are only a couple EVgo chargers near me and that's stretching it a bit. There is one nearby at a WholeFoods that has apparently been down for a month +. The other is at a mall 30 minutes away. They're all just 50kw chargers which is pretty pointless unless it's at a hotel. Scanning around the app for all of New England I've only found a few spots with 100kw or higher chargers, none anywhere near where I'd ever go.
I can charge at home no problem but it would be nice to supplement here and there for the first year since it's free.
Honestly, I haven't noticed much fluctuation from car charging (been a home charger since 2011). When it gets super hot and we run the AC in the house, I see a bit from that. There are only a few EVgo near me, but I'm in the same boat -- they aren't in locations that I usually frequent.Same scenario for me. I see a few 350kW spots, but not very convenient locations, though the 50kW ones not any better.
For those who frequently charge at home, does your electricity bill go up or fluctuate much? Thx.