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  • #16
    Re: chargers for electric cars

    I think the best current solution to an affordable and dependable EVSE is building one. See: . The cable and connector have also come down in price significantly; 30A and 15A versions are now under $150 : .

    Navy 2008 Civic GX (wife's)
    Silver 2012 Toyota Prius
    Grey 2012 Civic Natural Gas (mine)


    • #17
      Just, out of the blue, I typed Canada Mexico EV into a search engine and up pops a 2013 EV British Columbia to Baja California (BC2BC) trip. 41 hours driving time. 8 days. 321mi was the maximum covered in one day.

      In long stretches where chargers weren’t available, the drivers used their own adapter cord to plug into 240V at campgrounds. 110V only provides 15 miles of range per hour of charge. Vehicles making the run were Tesla S and Roadster, Zero S motorcycle, Leaf, RAV4 EV, and Mitsubishi i-MiEV.

      The planner of the road rally, Tony Williams, did the BC2BC trip solo, in 2012, in a Nissan Leaf.

      2012 was the year of the CNG Coast2Coast trip, followed by the Canada2Mexico CNG trip in 2014. The 2012 Civic GX was driven from L.A. to Seattle in 23 hours prior to starting the 2014 run. Washington State Patrol stopped it for speeding at 10pm just before arriving in Seattle, and the chase car - a 2001 Civic - was also stopped for going too slow (about to run out of fuel). Each received a warning after the officers realized the publicity involved.

      Still haven’t seen any publicity about an EV Coast to Coast trip.


      • #18
        Bosch (8900$) and Delta (9999$) both have single phase DC fast chargers that work on single phase (25kw)
        Last edited by trdscfjc; 07-15-2017, 10:57 AM.