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I think that it's s pretty nice idea. I would like to see more of these in harsh climate locations.

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24/7 temperature controlled with bathrooms. Perfect spot to provide for those live in tents.
 

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Doesn't bode well for their FLAGSHIP location...
I laughed.

The EA headquarters is here in Northern Virginia. I went there once to try to charge. The parking lot was poorly lit, no amenities nearby, full of construction barrels, and had a weird layout with 3 out of 4 chargers occupied. I couldn't figure out how to pull in and have the cord reach so went elsewhere. Which is just as well, because according to Plugshare that 4th charger was down, anyway. 🤦😆
 

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This is a great conceptual idea that could turn into the convenience store of the future, but poorly executed in the wrong location. EV charging companies need to get wise to the fact they have a captive audience for longer than a typical gas station. If they use these locations to profit off of other services, arcade, food, shopping, etc, they would transform the industry.
 

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This is a great conceptual idea that could turn into the convenience store of the future, but poorly executed in the wrong location. EV charging companies need to get wise to the fact they have a captive audience for longer than a typical gas station. If they use these locations to profit off of other services, arcade, food, shopping, etc, they would transform the industry.
That's why I am amazed that it's taking the truck stop locations so long to put in chargers.
 

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According to PlugShare it opened at 6:34 am this morning and one person charged a Chevy bolt and checked in on PlugShare
 

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According to PlugShare it opened at 6:34 am this morning and one person charged a Chevy bolt and checked in on PlugShare
And is still charging to 100%...
 

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I agree with others that the choice of location is strange but then again, if you live in the city without access to L2 or are one of the many ride-share drivers working there, this might be a welcome addition.

Have they said what other locations might be in the works?
 

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That's a lot to spend just to create a charging station in SF that is free of human feces.
 

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I agree with others that the choice of location is strange but then again, if you live in the city without access to L2 or are one of the many ride-share drivers working there, this might be a welcome addition.

Have they said what other locations might be in the works?
The article says they are targeting residents that live in the area not necessarily people on road trips. I think this is a great idea for similar locations in the urban core of cities where apartment dwellers don't have access to charging. I agree it could be combined with a grocery store or other shopping amenity but that takes vision, coordination between multiple owners, and probably city approvals that may be hard to get.
 

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Disappointed no pull through charging stalls but I guess SF is not likely to see many tow vehicles.
 

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Great. Good for them BUT every where else the broken changers need fixing. Perhaps this is indicates better coming from Electrify America. Tesla is so far ahead of all the others combined it’s stunning.
 

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Even with "monitoring and security", how will they prevent this location from getting trashed or overrun by homeless people?

Edit : posted the same question on Reddit, and the comment was summarily deleted by the Reddit mods (most of whom are on here as well). I guess we'll just have to revisit this once it gets running and is on Plugshare to see real customer feedback. Believe me, I want more locations like this, but securing will be costly.
Unfortunate, but not surprising. Reddit and many on it are very careful to cultivate a certain narrative because it's a sensitive bunch of users. Honest discussion should be permitted but moderated to keep things from going off the rails. Kinda what a moderators, you know, supposed to do.
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