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by xylhim
Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DC fast charging on my Spark EV
Replies: 23
Views: 27123

Re: DC fast charging on my Spark EV

If your charge port looks like this, you have the DCFC option : http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/04/16/automobiles/wheels/charging/charging-blog480.jpg If your charge port looks like this, you do not have the fast charge option: http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/201...
by xylhim
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DC fast charging: J1772 CCS vs CHAdeMO vs Supercharger, etc.
Replies: 279
Views: 232206

Re: DC fast charging: J1772 CCS vs CHAdeMO vs Supercharger,

Wow, are we really still having the charging standard discussion? At this point, the topic is almost moot. Most new installations are dual standard, and there is now a continuous CCS/Chademo (actually a bit better for CSS in Nor Cal.) network from practically the Canadian boarder to the Mexican boar...
by xylhim
Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Engineering and Features
Topic: CHAdeMO to CCS Adapter Challenge
Replies: 14
Views: 13705

Re: CHAdeMO to CCS Adapter Challenge

Wish I could help, but I'd definitely pay $500 - $700 for such a product.
by xylhim
Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: 2016 Chevy Spark EV?
Replies: 21
Views: 28578

Re: 2016 Chevy Spark EV?

lalacurf121 wrote:but hopefully the torque steer can be minimized while retaining the high power output.
virtual sport
Yeah, maybe if they made it a real wheel drive.
by xylhim
Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: NEMA 14-50 charging?
Replies: 11
Views: 9068

Re: NEMA 14-50 charging?

I would call ahead and ask if the campground has standard wall outlets. Most RV parks I've used on the west coast have the standard outlet. If this is the case, and you still plan to charge using Lvl 1, you needn't worry about an adapter.
by xylhim
Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Engineering and Features
Topic: sport mode?
Replies: 9
Views: 12681

Re: sport mode?

I have seen relatively little about sport mode. Can anyone explain what it does (either technically, or practically), how it affects range, if/when they use it, etc? Its affect on vehicle behavior is almost negligible. It changes the accelerator pedal response curve ever so slightly, such that the ...
by xylhim
Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Complete California North - South Travel SAE Combo Travel
Replies: 12
Views: 11805

Re: Complete California North - South Travel SAE Combo Trave

I've been anxiously awaiting news on the I5 corridor fast chargers as well. Rumblings in certain circles indicate that ground is supposed to be broken on basically the entire committed I5 corridor chargers from Portland south with the BMW/VW/Chargepoint deal by the end of the year. Even if it takes...
by xylhim
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Complete California North - South Travel SAE Combo Travel
Replies: 12
Views: 11805

Re: Complete California North - South Travel SAE Combo Trave

Totally misplaced enthusiasm, if you ask me! Until you can take the I5 from LA to SF via CCS chargers, there is no "electric highway". A few chargers along Hwy101 is not nearly sufficient. I too watch PlugShare for new chargers, and have been disappointed for a long time that LA and SF are not link...
by xylhim
Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Complete California North - South Travel SAE Combo Travel
Replies: 12
Views: 11805

Complete California North - South Travel SAE Combo Travel

As many of you, I observe plugshare SAE combo listing like a hawk. It looks like in the very near future, we will be able to take our Sparks almost exclusively from the Mexican boarder to the Oregon boarder on DC fast chargers. With the opening of the Redding combo charger: http://www.krcrtv.com/new...
by xylhim
Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: First SAE CCS Fast Charging station in MD
Replies: 32
Views: 34488

Re: First SAE CCS Fast Charging station in MD

The station in Arlington is a curious location. It's a long way from the closest CCS. It's a great location for those with Chademo (Leaf) headed east or an i3 REX headed east out of Portland. We've got great charger coverage along I-5 and the coast, but East is still pretty barren. When the Chademo...

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