[Oeva-list] heads up for Leaf drivers--WTC DC quick charger inaccessible

Chris Arnesen chris at darkstarpro.com
Sun Apr 24 07:43:16 PDT 2011


Yikes! I certainly hope this isn't a regular problem with that DC Quick 
Charger. It really shouldn't be too hard to remember to move the car 
after 30 minutes or so to any other open parking spot...

--Chris

On 4/24/2011 6:33 AM, Gary Graunke wrote:
> Yesterday, after visting the Tesla model S across from Shorepower, I charged
> up on the street at 1st and Salmon before going home. I took my passenger down
> to see the DC quick charger in the parking garage on Taylor.
>
> We found that the PGE Leaf was blocking access to the DC quick charger--it was
> parked there but not charging. The DC quick charger cord is shorter than J1772
> (expected since it handles way more current), and could not reach adjacent
> spots.
>
> There was another spot not reserved for EV charging that might be reachable
> from the charger, but an ICE was parked there.
>
> Hopefully folks in the future will use these spots only when actually
> charging, and move the vehicle elsewhere when done.
>
> Gary




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