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    RAN Charging Stations Map via Google Maps

    They used it as the basis of their model, but they arbitrarily adjusted it. I thought that part was clear. You assume that I don't know how to use the tool, but I clearly do. What your perspective is preventing you from seeing is that, despite knowing how to use ABRP, I don't find it to be...
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    RAN Charging Stations Map via Google Maps

    You just can't help yourself from making it personal, can you? Maybe so, but again, my issue is that I submitted significant amounts of data that, apparently, ABRP decided modify or ignore. Yes, I was specifically told that their model for the Bolt EV over 65 mph was entirely modeled on my...
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    RAN Charging Stations Map via Google Maps

    Thank you for illustrating my point. If ABRP was a teaching tool, it would not require years of experience in "optimization and estimation" and a lengthy explanation in order to use effectively, would it? And again, that is one of my key issues. It's set up to be easy to use as though their data...
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    RAN Charging Stations Map via Google Maps

    I appreciate your expertise, but it seems that you don't understand what I am saying about ABRP's baseline data and information being incorrect (or the ramifications of that incorrect information). As you say, it is supposed to model and estimate trips based on assumed conditions, but my point...
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    RAN Charging Stations Map via Google Maps

    Sure, route planners *can* be used as a teaching tool, but that is not how they are most often used. Also, in order for them to work, they are only as useful as their information is accurate (more on that below). Again, note that I encouraged using PlugShare for unfamiliar routes or regions...
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    RAN Charging Stations Map via Google Maps

    I would argue that the opposite is true. How do you learn math? By solving the problem yourself, or by plugging it into a calculator and writing down the answer? Route planners are more akin to the latter, and they've become used primarily as a crutch for those people who don't want to be...
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    RAN Charging Stations Map via Google Maps

    Ironically, the fewer chargers there are available, the less necessary route planners become. At a certain point, you get down to, "Can I make it or not?" Route planners become necessary when there are just enough choices that people have the option to screw up. Yes, you're right that when...
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    RAN Charging Stations Map via Google Maps

    I think Schedule/Reserved chargers is DOA. Apparently, EVgo has already offered this (through their app, I believe), but I don't know of anyone who has actually used it. To me, reserving chargers is simply reversing the problem caused by people squatting at chargers. Essentially, it's already...
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    RAN Charging Stations Map via Google Maps

    I get a bit frustrated by the whole discussion of route planners at this point because, in my opinion, the ultimate goal for EVs and EV automakers needs to be zero reliance on route planners. I planned my first couple 1,000+ mile trips nearly 5 years ago, but I've since stopped. There's simply...
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    RAN Charging Stations Map via Google Maps

    To avoid any arguments over semantics, I'm using "network" in its most basic sense. It is a cohesive set of charging sites with common billing and management. Using the type or comprehensiveness of coverage to determine what is and is not a "network" creates a slippery slope where one can credit...
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    RAN Charging Stations Map via Google Maps

    I guess I'm confused. Yes, the 5-year GM timeline is longer than the 3-year Rivian timeline, but EVgo is already an established network. In fact, prior to ChargePoint and Tesla's most recent flurries of activity in building out their chargers, EVgo was the largest charging provider in the United...
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    RAN Charging Stations Map via Google Maps

    I wasn't aware that EVgo was behind schedule. At this point, they've already completed nearly 10 sites that I can see, and they are currently constructing several more. Considering construction only started the beginning of this year for a 5-year plan, they seem to be ramping up at a reasonable...
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    RAN Charging Stations Map via Google Maps

    Yes, I've heard the same thing from people in Oregon as well, and it does seem as though a number of them are also glossing over Highway 395. Yes, Klamath Falls is an option, but I was also just using Bend as an example. Klamath Falls requires you to drive out of the way if you're otherwise...
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    RAN Charging Stations Map via Google Maps

    My understanding is that most are actually 62.5 kW. It won't matter for Tesla owners with a CHAdeMO adapter, which is limited to 50 kW, but it represents a 20% increase in charging speed for native CCS/CHAdeMO EVs that can charge faster than 50 kW. It is unfortunate that they didn't pair the...
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    RAN Charging Stations Map via Google Maps

    Yes, PlugShare still needs to work on their filters a bit. They put the burden on the charging provider to include charging speed in the profile, which they often don't do. EVgo is a bit of an odd duck right now because they also host a large number of 100 kW chargers, which might or might not...
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    RAN Charging Stations Map via Google Maps

    As someone who is somewhat knowledgeable about the public charging infrastructure as a whole, I would caution against limiting your assessment of the public charging infrastructure's capability to Electrify America's branded network (per the map). While it is true that EA hosts a majority of the...
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    RAN Charging Stations Map via Google Maps

    I meant comprehensive in terms of their initial 3,500 chargers across 600 sites. One of Rivian's stated goals for RAN was to provide access to currently inaccessible areas, which this map doesn't really demonstrate. Outside of I-94, this network wouldn't significantly improve access beyond what...
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    RAN Charging Stations Map via Google Maps

    Thanks for putting this together. I hope this is not comprehensive because there are still a number of worrisome gaps based on this map, even though the number of sites listed exceeds Rivian's initial 600-site count.
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    Projected Rivian charging station (RAN) locations in California

    Yes, I just know that some of those sites have recently had utilities work due to site upgrades, so I guess it really depends on your source for these job listings. If they're from Rivian, then they should definitely be Rivian sites. Thanks for doing this!
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    Projected Rivian charging station (RAN) locations in California

    I've been after Electrify America to add a charger there for the last couple of years. Alturas too.


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