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Show me your Garage!

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:12 pm
by 121gigawatts
My favorite thread on every car enthusiast forum is always the "garage" thread, where members show off their stable. This makes even more sense given EV owners have to get even more creative with charging. I want to see them! Show me your garage / charging stations! Im in the middle of spring cleaning and need some inspiration!

I'll go first. Installing solar panels and there's a lot of dust at the moment. Going from 60a service in the garage to 100a to make two 32a Chargepoints work at the same time. I'm about 2/3 of the way done with the solar install, and when the everythings finished I'd like to add some style.

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Re: Show me your Garage!

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:06 am
by jmueller065
No you really don't want to see my garage as there is nothing redeemable about it.

In fact, the Bolt hates the garage so much that I had to appease it by doing this: (Yeah ok; the real story about that is here)
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Re: Show me your Garage!

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:50 am
by 121gigawatts
jmueller065 wrote:No you really don't want to see my garage as there is nothing redeemable about it.

In fact, the Bolt hates the garage so much that I had to appease it by doing this: (Yeah ok; the real story about that is
Thats a creative solution. I cant believe the city enforced that rule on a cul de sac.. Either the sidewalk must have been in pretty bad shape or your city has very little to do.

Re: Show me your Garage!

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:55 am
by triangles
those J1772 extensions are also great for when some asshole ICEs the public charger you need to use to get home.

Re: Show me your Garage!

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:08 pm
by jmueller065
121gigawatts wrote:Thats a creative solution. I cant believe the city enforced that rule on a cul de sac.. Either the sidewalk must have been in pretty bad shape or your city has very little to do.
The city enforces that rule everywhere. They divided up the area into regions and every spring/summer a new region is "scanned" and troublesome sidewalks are marked for repair. Once they are done with all the regions they just keep going starting over at the first.

To be honest: Ours really needs the repair and we were planning on it anyway (can't really see it in that photo but the apron is crumbling pretty bad).

Re: Show me your Garage!

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:26 am
by ypspidsi
WOW, nice set ups guys. I also got an Evbox, got it installed a year ago by the best garage experts from my town . I moved in US, but never sold that house. Charged my Wv e Golf. I don’t have any photos at the moment, but I will try to find some photos with that garage. Awesome car, drove over 40 000 km in 3 years. Maintenace was really easy. Those garage experts who installed the Evbox, where super awesome as well. They have guaranteed that the charging box will hold up for many years. They also repaired my garage door, and made it to run flawlessly.

Re: Show me your Garage!

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:25 am
by harpreetslater
ypspidsi wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:26 am
WOW, nice set ups guys. I also got an Evbox, got it installed a year ago by the best garage experts from my town. I moved in US, but never sold that house. Charged my Wv e Golf. I don’t have any photos at the moment, but I will try to find some photos with that garage. Awesome car, drove over 40 000 km in 3 years. Maintenace was really easy. Those garage experts who installed the Evbox, where super awesome as well. They have guaranteed that the charging box will hold up for many years. They also repaired my garage door, and made it to run flawlessly.
The e Golf is a very nice car, but I think that tesla is better, and safer. Anyway having an electric charger in the garage is a awesome thing.

Re: Show me your Garage!

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:32 pm
by JordanAvery
Great idea with the solar panels. How much did you invest in all this? I'm still using a generator but I'd like to get at least a few solar panels soon. I'm also planning on getting some custom garage doors so if you have any ideas or recommendations, I'll appreciate it. My garage needs a transformation because it's getting out of control. Also, what extension for the charging station do you have? I was thinking about the Mustart one but didn't find so many reviews about it. Thanks in advance.

Re: Show me your Garage!

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:37 am
by PrincessJasmW
hi