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miniMoM2

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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 1:31:33 AM

My favorite station just installed a new electric charger. VW has a new electric car on the lot. Does GB have a place to list these stations? The VW doesn't go very far before it needs a charge, so this might help those drivers.
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GM
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:40:39 PM

>miniMoM2

There are some great suggestions in this topic!

1) Raise it in you local forum and see if any other members know of other stations with this feature.

2) Once you have enough points to access the MSL (10000) you can add a comment to the station and help other members looking for charging stations.

Once again the credit goes to the members who helped answer this question.




- Ryan (RD)
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 2:21:00 PM

Unless you think this is an on-going issue, the charge or rate for recharging batteries at different "gas stations" changes daily or regularly, it doesn't seem that his would be a useful line item (in the manner of posting the price for regular or premium gasoline or diesel).

As suggested below, by kwzh, a local discussion topic would be more advantageous because it could be more flexible than a similar-to-gas price listing as currently viewed. One reason, in my opinion, is because I doubt that many people will go to a "gas station" to recharge their batteries" (I may be completely wrong and people will use "gas stations as their electrical charger of choice), whereas most people would use a charging station at home or work both for convenience and expediency (not having to leave their car at the gas station for, perhaps a half hour for a partial charge or all day for a complete charge, as is necessary in some cases).

But what a local discussion category would enable you to do is to include non-gas station "charging sites", such as shopping centers, businesses, parking lots at venues (i.e., charging stations at ball park or theater parking facilities, etc.), shopping malls and mini-malls, and so on, as well as curbside parking places (as is available in some communities).

Good suggestion on kwzh's part.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:26:05 AM

How much does it cost to recharge? Maybe post the price per kWh.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 6:18:14 AM

..... and you can add them to the comments on the MSL if they exist at a gas station.
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:20:20 AM

Create a topic in your local forum, if it doesn't already have one for this. Use a title like "Stations with electric vehicle chargers", maybe. Do *not* list any examples in the top post; just give a short explanation of what the message thread is for. Then post any examples in a follow-up message.
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