Sunday, March 3, 2013

New Chargers Added - Mar. 2nd - Mar. 3rd, 2013 - Plus February 2013 for Toronto/GTA, Including Name, City, State.

Being the Weekend, it is interesting to see just how much activity is on the PlugShare network today!

91  People Checked into Public EV Chargers today, which means most people are still charging up at home, and just 91 needed a little extra or did not have a home charger! (Or they were checking out charging stations before they needed them - to get a feel for the locations!) 

Over the last 24 hours - there have been new Public Chargers added to the PlugShare network, New Photos, and New home stations being shared. 

Plugshare is now tracking 15,506 Total Stations!

The additions tracked are: 

  • New Public Chargers Added =  11
  • New Restricted Stations added = 1
  • New Photos Added = 36
  • New Home Stations Shared = 3

Special thanks to JR Saunders, Carl Langschmidt, & Daniel for sharing their Home stations access with us today!

New Public Stations today, by Name & Location (where possible):
  1. Olympic Trading Post (Sign), Port Townsend, WA (120V)
  2. Petaluma, CA Visitor Center, 
  3. Tahoma Market, Fife, WA
  4. Portland Oregon
  5. Assumption College, (Visitors Lot) Worcester, MA
  6. Sea World Double Tree, Orlando, FL
  7. Fred Beans Nissan, Doylestown, PA
  8. Dyer City Hall, Dyer, IN, 
  9. Vermont Law School Parking Lot, Royalton, VT
  10. Nissan Research Center, Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale, CA
  11. Outlet Stores, Hillsboro, TX
Even on a quiet Saturday to Sunday run, there were still 15 Chargers added to the PlugShare Network. Of those only 1 was a restricted station - at The Naval Base of San Diego, CA - Navy Exchange (Groceries Store for the Base). While it is true that also 3 of them were private or personal stations - they were still made available and sited and listed for all to ask to use!

As I Read the comments - the number of EV Charging Spots ICE'd (blocked by Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles) seems a bit down, but also - the number of EV Owners Taking (Impatiently) the Charging Cord from one EV while it is charging, and putting it into their vehicle seems like just Rude, if not Arrogant (I am more important than you - so I am going to charge my vehicle, forget you!) For the ICE Drivers - consider this note for them.

It would seem like the rules I grew up with -  - never leave home without telling someone where you are going and for how long, or leave a note with the info if you can't tell someone directly - or similar to them - much like the farmers rules, would be a good fit here: If the gate is open when you come to it - leave it open, if it is closed, close it behind you! 

In EV Terms - it might go like this - if you really need the plug the other guy is using, and you can't be patient and figure out where the owner is - at least leave your info tucked under the wiper (Business Card, a Note with Name and Ph. #), and an explanation as to why you unplugged him, that you - yourself, might accept, if it happened to you! Maybe - tuck a $5 in the window.  

For my Local Followers: 

Local to the Toronto / GTA 'Nearby' - for the Month of January, 2013:

9 Charger Check-ins at Public Chargers in the GTA in February.

  • New Public Stations = 8
  • New Restricted Stations added = 0 
  • New Photos Added =  5
  • New Home Stations Shared = 1 - by Ron A. (Thanks Ron)

New Nearby GTA Public Stations for February, by Name & Location (where possible):
  1. Agincourt Nissan, Scarborough, ON
  2. Matt's, Ancaster, ON
  3. Yorkdale Ford Lincoln, Toronto, ON
  4. Dean Myers GM Dealership, Toronto, ON
  5. Tim Hortons Head Office, Oakville, ON
  6. Blackberry Bldg. 10, Waterloo, ON
  7. Oakville Yamaha, Oakville, ON
  8. Thornhill, ON
Now with the continuing growth - I have just one question - how long will it take us (Canada and the USA) to be able to be equal to Estonia?

See: Estonia Launches World's First Nationwide EV Fast-Charging Network - for a better understanding of that question! 

Maybe - if Nissan can deliver - it won't be long:

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