marta
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Everexpanding Charging Network

Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:42 am

It seems like almost every day there's a press release from some city that's installing charging stations for the Ford Focus Electric.

Today it's Bradenton, Florida that's installing charging stations to prepare for coming electric vehicles. While there is some skepticism about the usefulness or necessity of the charging stations, the city wants to be welcoming to the Ford Focus Electric and other electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt.

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County Commissioners even discussed funding a car-charging program of their own, but decided it was best to allow the private sector to handle it rather than using tax-payer dollars to benefit only a few of the county.

Bradenton will charge between $1 and $2 per hour, a nominal fee, to cover the costs to the city. The stations will be connected to an online network so drivers can find them via GPS or their smartphones.
Aside from the Ford Focus Electric and other electric vehicles, the charging stations will be able to charge electric golf carts and electric motorcycles.

There are a few charging stations already operating in the area such as the 2 free stations at Firkins Nissan.

dreamer
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Re: Everexpanding Charging Network

Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:53 am

It's pretty much every day - just wait until the Ford Focus Electric is available and see how many charging stations go up around the country/world!

The Nissan Leaf will be in Canada soon so there will be a ton of charging stations going in around the Vancouver area any day now.
Ford hasn't announced when the Ford Focus Electric will be available in Canada, but electric vehicles are coming soon!

rfruth
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Re: Everexpanding Charging Network

Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:30 pm

I suspect Ford is working on infrastructure *and* the Focus EV, thats why few details yet :shock:
current = 2010 Fusion hybrid

klaus
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Re: Everexpanding Charging Network

Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:27 am

Apparently charging stations are going in lickety-split in London too.

Ikea was the most popular public charge spot during the month of August - no Ford Focus Electric vehicles contributed to that obviously!

evlove
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Re: Everexpanding Charging Network

Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:34 am

Oops sorry, posted a new thread about the 400 charging stations that ChargePoint is putting in across the USA.

http://www.myfocuselectric.com/forum/vi ... ?f=8&t=334

srwhite
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Re: Everexpanding Charging Network

Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:16 am

Lakewood Ranch in Florida is getting Ford Focus Electric charging stations installed as part of the ever expanding charging stations network. The equipment was provided by Charge Point America.

Lakewood Ranch claims that it is the largest green-certified master community in the state.

The charging stations will be free to charge with, and will be compatible with the Ford Focus Electric, Nissan Leaf, and other electric vehicles like golf carts and neighborhood electric vehicles.

rfruth
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Re: Everexpanding Charging Network

Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:48 pm

A UL approved level 2 $ 1500. home charging unit http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/oct2011 ... 1-091.html
current = 2010 Fusion hybrid

california
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Re: Everexpanding Charging Network

Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:07 am

For the Ford Focus Electric, Ford is suggesting/pushing/marketing a 220-volt home charging station developed jointly by Leviton for $1499

KeiJidosha
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Re: Everexpanding Charging Network

Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:06 pm

To see some of the home charger (EVSE) options listed by Plug-in America here

To see public charging options in your area, try site aggregators like;
Recargo
PlugShare
CarStations

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