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Its on my list of places to charge on my upcoming trip... Its the space inbetween Denver and Columbia that bothers me!
 

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I just visited the West Lebanon one this past weekend. Posted it in a video.
 

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It’s strange that they’re just now announcing West Lebanon RAN—I’ve been charging there for a couple weeks now and it’s awesome!

No more crappy EA at the Walmart (that almost always seems to have stalls down, reduced charging speeds, and/or a line). It’s also closer to the interstate on/off-ramp on the less trafficked side of the road, and next to a Shaws to boot (which isn’t the best, but sure beats Walmart/Wendy’s or whatever options I wouldn’t even consider eating at next to the EA).

Great Job Rivian 👏
 

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I live 15ish mins from the Columbia one. It’s right next to our Mall/target. I may have been the first one to use it :). Very decent location to put it.
 

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Its on my list of places to charge on my upcoming trip... Its the space inbetween Denver and Columbia that bothers me!
we have Hays so that has been helpful. KC Tesla work well also.
 

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Its on my list of places to charge on my upcoming trip... Its the space inbetween Denver and Columbia that bothers me!

Why would that bother you? I have driven from Denver to Lawrence, KS in a CCS compatible EV every few months since the end of 2019. Sure, the Electrify America charger in Flagler can occasionally run slow, but I have never had an issue charging at the EA locations in Colby, Hays, Salina, or Topeka. Heck, if you don't like the EA chargers in Flagler, you can now charge at the 200kW chargers in Burlington, CO. In addition, you can even now substitute the EA charger in Hays for the Rivian charger that is now live.

I can't comment on charging on I-70 east of the Kansas/Missouri state line since everyone knows there is not much to do in Columbia, MO during the college basketball season!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Its on my list of places to charge on my upcoming trip... Its the space inbetween Denver and Columbia that bothers me!
I’ve done Denver to Kansas City. The route is well covered with chargers.
 

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It’s strange that they’re just now announcing West Lebanon RAN—I’ve been charging there for a couple weeks now and it’s awesome!

No more crappy EA at the Walmart (that almost always seems to have stalls down, reduced charging speeds, and/or a line). It’s also closer to the interstate on/off-ramp on the less trafficked side of the road, and next to a Shaws to boot (which isn’t the best, but sure beats Walmart/Wendy’s or whatever options I wouldn’t even consider eating at next to the EA).

Great Job Rivian 👏
Wow!
 

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Why would that bother you? I have driven from Denver to Lawrence, KS in a CCS compatible EV every few months since the end of 2019. Sure, the Electrify America charger in Flagler can occasionally run slow, but I have never had an issue charging at the EA locations in Colby, Hays, Salina, or Topeka. Heck, if you don't like the EA chargers in Flagler, you can now charge at the 200kW chargers in Burlington, CO. In addition, you can even now substitute the EA charger in Hays for the Rivian charger that is now live.

I can't comment on charging on I-70 east of the Kansas/Missouri state line since everyone knows there is not much to do in Columbia, MO during the college basketball season!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can confirm all...have done this trip twice to Saint Louis with no issues. It was slower, but I kinda liked the EVConnect in Abilene since you didn't have to drive 10 min off the highway to get to the EA in Salina and it was at a truck stop of sorts. I charged on the Burlington chargers on the outbound because that was more or less the highway range from 100% for me and then Flagler for the first time on the return trip last time. Was convenient because the diner was actually open and it was dinner time anyway.
 

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It’s strange that they’re just now announcing West Lebanon RAN—I’ve been charging there for a couple weeks now and it’s awesome!

No more crappy EA at the Walmart (that almost always seems to have stalls down, reduced charging speeds, and/or a line). It’s also closer to the interstate on/off-ramp on the less trafficked side of the road, and next to a Shaws to boot (which isn’t the best, but sure beats Walmart/Wendy’s or whatever options I wouldn’t even consider eating at next to the EA).

Great Job Rivian 👏
West Lebanon RAN is great - charged there twice this week and made two of my fastest trips ever from Boston to our place in the Adirondacks. Too bad it wasn’t quite open for the eclipse weekend…

You’re right about the EA and better location from the highway but having stopped with my Teslas for the past 8 years or so at the superchargers on the other side of that Walmart lot I have to say the food options are better there. Price Chopper has a better selection of deli food than the Shaw’s supermarket, and Panera beats Dunkin and Taco Bell by the RAN. Yesterday we pre-ordered Panera on the app and ate at the RAN.
 

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Like DCFC that dont need an adapter?
Yep. There’s good DCFC chargers in nearly every town along I-70. Plug it into Rivian Nav or ABRP.

It’s mostly Electrify America, and a few EVConnect stations. I went through in October. Every station worked at the time, although one EA station was derated. But this was marked on PlugShare. Check PlugShare for the latest status.

This is a pretty easy road trip route. There’s stations where you need them and plenty of backups in case something goes wrong.
 

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not a bad commute from East Lansing!
 

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Yep. There’s good DCFC chargers in nearly every town along I-70. Plug it into Rivian Nav or ABRP.

It’s mostly Electrify America, and a few EVConnect stations. I went through in October. Every station worked at the time, although one EA station was derated. But this was marked on PlugShare. Check PlugShare for the latest status.

This is a pretty easy road trip route. There’s stations where you need them and plenty of backups in case something goes wrong.
My problem is that I dont have any accounts with anyone, except for Tesla and Chargepoint. I wasnt planning on road tripping yet with the Riv. No clue what ABRP is...

Its a learning curve.... For sure.
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