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  1. Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    I am a new volt owner. I am going to be traveling a little and was looking for charging stations in cities that I would be in. I am very confused by some of the costs of charing stations. If you are a member of the blink network and pay $0.40/kWh, you would be spending 18.4 * 0.4 = $7.36 to go...
  2. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Blink has indeed raised rates.. to be way higher than gasoline... ugh. I really do want them to succeed but they are pricing themselves out of customers IMHO. Some math... 2 cents every 30 seconds = 4 cents/min or $2.40/hour. 10mi/hr (at 3.3KW) at best would be 24 cents per mile! Gas at...
  3. Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    It's about time. I received an email describing the changes a few minutes ago.
  4. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    For those of you with the original Blink EVSE, I thought some of you would be interested in this. I wrote up a quick How-to enable SSH and root access to your Blink EVSE. I posted over at the Nissan forums since that seems to be a popular place for Blink info. How-To: Enable SSH and root...
  5. Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I'll try to be brief, but had a little EV adventure yesterday. Due to missing my pre-rush hour traffic departure window, I decided to go charge at the shopping center near work, eat something, and wait out the 1 hour traffic peak. but nothing was easy! 1) Both Blink stations were ICE'd out...
  6. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    BlackBerry 10 O/S allows for sideloading of Android Apps. However, those apps that used Google Maps APIs would not work. Thanks to the wonderful work of some CrackBerry members, there is a script to fix those troublesome apps. Here is the thread over there for more details...
  7. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    I just received an email from "Darlene S. Calderon" <[email protected]> with an attached PDF legal document saying, in short, Ecotality is finally bankrupt, and I think, that we're likely to lose any warranty on our Blink chargers. I've attempted to attach a copy of the PDF. I sure hope...
  8. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    What are folks installing in their garages? We've been looking at the Bosch, Seimens, GE and the Blink HQ. Anybody got any experience installing any of these options? We currently have an old Blink that was installed at the beginning of the Leaf rollout (EV Project) but it's way on the other...
  9. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    I'm one of the folks who got a "free" Blink EVSE installation. It's a fine machine, but vastly overkill for my needs - it has a touchscreen, wifi, charging schedules, etc. etc., all nice features but I've used them exactly zero times. It also has a non-trivial vampire load (12-15W I believe)...
  10. Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    My Blink charger has died. The warranty says I should contact "homecharging.spx.com", but that link is no longer valid. Help! Who do I contact?
  11. Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    On Friday I flew out of Love Field in Dallas, Texas, USA. Score? Volts 3, Leaf 1. :) FYI: Love Field has (2) Blink chargers in the $10/day parking, and (4) in the $14/day parking. Currently charging is FREE, but parking still costs same as always. If you want to stay plugged in over a longer...
  12. Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    Has anyone had to have their Blink charger repaired? I'm curious what your experience was like with Blink. My charger died a week ago today. By dead, I mean that it won't do anything. It won't charge the car, nothing appears on the screen, etc.. When I flip the circuit breaker off and back...
  13. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Where I work, the facilities plant had installed a few spots 120VAC plugs with signs saying "for EV charging only". They were generally all taken up by the time I got there: e.g. nearly 100% utilization rate. Recently, they "upgraded" : there are now twice as many spots, each with a Blink...
  14. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Blink Card Holders Can Use Chargepoint Chargers (& vice-versa) Pat Romano, the CEO of ChargePoint, uses the analogy of ATM machines... "If you have a Bank of America card, you can still get cash out of a Wells Fargo ATM machine," said Romano. "This is the same thing." (read more...)
  15. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Came home after a two week absence only to find my blinking green light in the Volt not flashing. Immediately I looked at my charger and it was in this strange cycle of the star up screen coming on then the screen that says hold on while we set things up. Unplugged the Blink unit and thought...
  16. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hey all-- Lovin' my 2013 Volt, but am looking into getting a 240V charger in the garage. Bosch (formerly SPX) came out and did an install estimate that basically required upgrading my panel from a 150A to a 200A (new panel, permit, labor to re-wire), but included the Blink residential charger...
  17. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    As discussed here: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=10781 I just received the email offering to let me keep the Blink charger on their data collection agreement for another year, in return for which they extend free maintenance. Downside appears to be the charger then doesn't...
  18. Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Hollywood Hotel – The Hotel of Hollywood® partnered with ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, and installed three (3) Blink® electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the Hollywood Hotel® parking lot in Hollywood, California...
  19. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I signed up for the EVproject in my area and went totally smooth. Great service and cost was next to nothing. The Blink charges are really cool as I can login to them through the intranet. Hard to believe in a garage that I used to have and fill Nitrous oxide and race fuel for drag racing is...
  20. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I know this topic has been covered in different ways in different threads and I apologize in advance if it covers well-worn territory. Trying to decide on whether to proceed with the installation of a blink system (220 power) thru SPX. Actually I think their quote is pretty reasonable - $800...
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