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  1. Home Charger System

    Chevy Bolt EV Charging
    My Volt has to be parked on the right side of my garage, putting the charge connector in the middle of the garage. I needed a creative solution and here it is on You Tube: The total cost was about $1,000 ($250 electrician, $200 for MyLifter and $550 for ChargePoint...
  2. L2 Home Charging Options in Ontario

    After three weeks with the Volt I’m thinking about investing in L2 charging. So far I’ve made it work with L1 charging at home and topping up at work, but with winter coming and what I assume will be some diminished range having L2 at home to cut charging time in half will help a lot. I likely...
  3. Anyone buy a Chargepoint Home charger?

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Hey guys, anyone buy and use a chargepoint home charger? I'm looking at getting one for my Volt when it comes in. It looks like it has a nice combo of smart features and good power for the price. Any experience out there with this unit they care to share?
  4. Chargepoint Home L2 EVSE

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I just bought and installed a Chargepoint Home L2 EVSE for my 2nd gen Volt. The EVSE is incredibly small and I love the statistics that you can view in the Chargepoint app (Total KWH, Miles added, cost based on utility). My question to you is that since the Chargepoint supports time based...
  5. BMW, VW Partner on Electric Car DC Charging Stations

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    BMW and Volkswagen announced they are teaming up and working with ChargePoint to create nearly 100 DC fast charge electric vehicle charging stations along heavily traveled roads on the East and West Coasts. Each station is expected to include up to two 50 kW direct current Fast chargers, or 24...
  6. Recent experience with researching, planning & installing a workplace EVSE (charger)?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Recent experience with researching, planning & installing a workplace EVSE (charger)? Hi- My company is looking to install an EVSE for employee use (~40 employees, single shift, currently 1 plug in vehicle). Silicon Valley location, PG&E is the utility 2x Level 2 required Position is exposed...
  7. ChargePoint 120v Charger Door Stuck Open

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I stopped at a ChargePoint station (combo 120v/240v station) to charge today and the 120v door was physically stuck open with a locking pin obstructing the ability to close the door. No matter what I did with my RFID card, it wouldn't release the pin. (I even tried plugging in my 120 charger...
  8. Paying to Charge your EV CAN Save Money!

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I had to drop my son off yesterday at Union Station in DC. He was going on a school trip and I parked at Union Station once, never again. I decided to take the DC Metro there, but not the typical route. There are 4 chargers near the Navy Yard Metro. Now those chargers are normally free...
  9. ChargePoint and Blink Network Android apps now working for BlackBerry 10 O/S

    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...
  10. Coin operated timer for Charging Station.

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    My last post about Coin operated public charging stations was met with some confusion. Some thought a coin operated charging station setup would be very expensive. Some thought it would create overhead to...
  11. Coin operated public charging station market?

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Will we ever see coin operated public charging stations? :confused: The current business model used by companies like Chargepoint is not beneficial to their customers. You get a company like Chargepoint to install a charging station and you pay a one-time installation cost between $5,000 and...
  12. Free ChargePoint Cards, 3 Days Left

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    The offer is available for one week only starting Thursday, April 18th and ending on Thursday, April 25th ChargePoint is offering one (1) FREE RFID card to all EV drivers in North America (U.S. and Canada) Signup here: FAQ here...
  13. Blink Card Holders Can Use Chargepoint Chargers (& vice-versa)

    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...)
  14. ChargePoint notification

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Is there a way to be alerted when a ChargePoint station becomes available? At work, we have only two chargers run by ChargePoint. Sometimes, both of them are occupied so I have to wait. Instead of having to keep checking the ChargePoint website or app to see if a charger has become available...
  15. ICE Patrol!

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Saw this image over on ChargePoint's FB page... LOL! :D
  16. FYI: NA ChargePoint Network scheduled maintenance

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    What I just received from ChargePoint (emphasis is mine): From: ChargePoint <[email protected]> To: {PowerTrip} Sent: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 8:53 PM Subject: NA ChargePoint™ Network scheduled maintenance Saturday October 13 0100 UTC (Friday October 12 6:00pm PDT) The North American...
  17. Help locating a charger in northern virginia

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Address 220 20th St S, Arlington, Virginia 22202, United States Chargepoint identifies the above as having a free charger in Crystal City, Virginia I looked last night and could not find....i pulled into the parking garage with this address but attendant claimed ignorance... Do any of my...
  18. Problem with high price public charging

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    As Volt owners, we pretty much agree we will not pay $1/hour for level 2 charging. Maybe level 2 owners or service providers (ChargePoint) don’t understand why. The Volt will get 35-40 miles per gallon in charge sustaining mode. For 1 gallon of gas, priced at $3.65, the Volt can travel 40...
  19. Chargepoint CT500 now available for purchase $2495

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    The chargepoint america deal appears to be done (though they haven't put out a press release yet saying they've installed all of the free stations). So the CT500 is now available to order through SPX. And it'll only cost you $2495 :eek...
  20. ChargePoint - How much would you pay for their services?

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Looking at the fine print on the SPX/Chargepoint deal: For a charger installed at your home, what would you be willing to pay for their services? What services do you get, other than some stats on your usage? (If someone can post some screen captures of the website, that would be...