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Electric Vehicle and EVSE Consumer Information

ChargePoint JumpStart Program Ends October 15, 2012:

Last chance to enter a lottery to get a free ChargePoint SAE J1772 Level 2 EVSE station for your work site. Contact Rudy Garcia at Verdek about the ChargePoint JumpStart program: rgarcia@verdek.com
Verdek website: www.verdek.com

Download JumpStart informational brochure (PDF): JumpStartRebate-1SM

Download JumpStart Application Form (PDF): JumpStart_blank_form

ChargePoint System Maintenance on October 12, 2012

From: ChargePoint
Sent: Tue, Oct 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 segment of the ChargePoint™ Network will be under maintenance
beginning Saturday October 13 0100 UTC (Friday October 12 6:00pm PDT) and
lasting around six hours.

During this maintenance period, various network services will be affected in
various ways:
• Drivers will always be able to use their ChargePoint Card to charge their
cars. Ongoing charging sessions will not be interrupted. New sessions will be
permitted.
• Session status information – e.g. SMS notifications and driver portal updates
– will be delayed on all stations until the end of our maintenance period.
• Drivers without ChargePoint Cards will be unable to use contactless credit
cards on any station, for the duration of our maintenance period.
• The web portal, embedded maps, web services API, and mobile apps will be
unavailable for the duration of our maintenance period.
• Station reservations will be enforced if the reservation was placed before the
start of our maintenance period.
• Customer support capabilities will be limited on all stations. Our Customer
Support Representatives will be unable to initiate sessions on behalf of
drivers.

This work will be a major system upgrade, our scheduled rollout of ChargePoint
4.0. We’re excited to show you everything we’ve been working on!

Please contact support@chargepoint.com with any questions concerning this work.

Bob Sutterfield
Director, Network Operations
ChargePoint | www.chargepoint.com
Coulomb Technologies Inc | 1692 Dell Ave | Campbell CA 95008 | USA

Plug-in Electric Vehicles On The Road

Nevada Plug-in Electric Vehicles

At this time, there are about 21 automotive dealerships selling plug-in electric vehicles within the state of Nevada.  These include 2012 and 2013 models of the Fisker Karma, Chevrolet Volt, Nissan LEAF, Toyota Prius PHV, and Mitsubishi i-MiEV.  Tesla Motors also supports sales of its Roadster and Model S models within the state.

There are currently…

353 plug-in electric vehicles

registered within the state of Nevada as of September 30, 2012:

2012 Timeline:

Chevrolet Volt Jun (96) + Sept (26) = Total 122

Fisker Karma Jun (8) + Sept (3) = Total 11

Mitsubishi i-MiEV Jun (1) + Sept (0) = Total 1

Nissan LEAF Jun (48) + Sept (12) = Total 60

Tesla Roadster Jun (13) + Sept (3) = Total 16

Think City Jun (0) + Sept (1) = Total 1

Toyota Prius PHV Jun (4) + Sept (6) = Total 10

Wheego Whip Jun (0) + Sept (1) = Total 1

Other Battery EV Jun (105) + Sept (31) = Total 136

Total Jun (275) + Sept (83) = Cumulative Total 358

U.S. Electric Vehicle Sales

The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) publishes monthly and yearly U.S. electric car sales reports that includes all plug-in electric cars sold within the U.S. each year since 2007 at:
http://electricdrive.org/index.php?ht=d/sp/i/20952/pid/20952

The organization includes hybrid gasoline-electric vehicles in its surveys but also breaks out total sales for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and battery-powered electric vehicles (BEV).

To derive the cumulative sales total shown on the home page of this website, the following calculations were made by combining sales of all Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV)and Battery-powered Electric Vehicles (BEV) from 2010 to the present:

2012 Sales (Through September) = 24,081 (PHEV) + 7,296 (BEV) = 31,377 (different from total in EDTA columns)

2011 Sales = 7,671 (PHEV) + 10,064 (BEV) = 17,735

2010 Sales = 326 (PHEV) + 19 (BEV) = 345

Notes:

1. Because the sample just includes new plug-in electric vehicles sold between 2010 and 2012, these numbers do not reflect the amount of legacy electric cars and trucks on the road at this time, including EV conversions.

2. In 2012, total U.S. vehicles sales through September were 10,863,076. In perspective, the combined total of standard hybrid and plug-in electric car sales is just 3.26 percent of total U.S. vehicle sales.

3. The 2012 sales year is on track to more than double that amount of plug-in electric vehicles sold in 2011 and will be 100 times greater than 2010 sales.

To learn more about the specifications of the electric vehicles, visit the websites of each of the automotive manufacturers, as well as the website of the Electric Auto Association at:  http://www.eaaev.org

SAE J1772-2009 Level 1 Included

Each plug-in electric  vehicle will be sold with electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) that uses at least a standard SAE J1772 Level 1 protocol.  This will allow the electric vehicle owner to plug into any available 120-Volt AC outlet with a 15-amp circuit breaker and recharge their electric car.  Depending on the size of the battery pack capacity, it will take different amounts of time to recharge each vehicle’s battery pack completely.  A Nissan LEAF uses a battery pack with an energy capacity of 24 kilowatt-hours and can take about 10 to 12 hours to recharge from Level 1 EVSE.  The Fisker Karma, Chevrolet Volt, and Mitsubishi i-series all use battery packs with an energy capacity of 16 kilowatt-hours, allowing them to recharge within about 6 to 8 hours from Level 1.  However, a Tesla Roadster with a 52 kilowatt-hour battery pack would take about 22 hours to recharge from a Level 1 charging system.  Tesla provides its own proprietary EVSE and adapter cables that give it the option to use higher sources of power at 240-volts AC and at higher current ratings.

SAE J1772-2009 Level 2 Costs Extra

To recharge at a faster rate of speed, an electric vehicle buyer can also purchase electric vehicles supply equipment rated at SAE J1772-2009 Level 2.  At 240-volts AC with current carrying capabilities of 20 Amps up to 80 amps, plug-in electric vehicles can be recharged by these EVSE at two to four times the Level 1 rate of speed.

Two websites that host a list of available SAE J1772 Level 2 EVSE with reviews of multiple vendors at prices around $1,000 or below are:

Plug-in America:

http://www.pluginamerica.org

Plug-in Recharge.com:

http://www.pluginrecharge.com/search/label/Charging%20Stations

For more educational information about electric vehicles and EVSE, visit the NEVA Wiki site and resource center at:

https://eresourcecenter.org/kc/EVIRTF

Public EVSE Quantity and Type by Region

Locations of public EVSE are shown on the EVSE Locator Map below. All these sites are now providing electricity at no cost to plug-in electric vehicle owners as of July 17, 2013.

Northern Nevada

Total Sites = 14

Total Plugs = 40

SAE J1772 Level 1 = 5

SAE J1772 Level 2 = 35

Tesla Motors High-Power = 0

Southern Nevada

Total Sites = 40

Total Plugs = 110

SAE J1772 Level 1 = 10

SAE J1772 Level 2 = 95

Tesla Motors High-Power = 5