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I believe @SeaGeo has been waiting an eternity for this one...


Haha. Thanks! Not where I was hoping, but it's another site. Which is great!
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Haha. Thanks! Not where I was hoping, but it's another site. Which is great!
Would love to have one around Longview WA. At least I hope the Kelso supercharger is one of the ones that will open to non teslas
 

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I'll definitely be using the Tacoma one. That's been on the RAN map from the initial plan in March 2021. It's also pretty much expected at this point, because they have been expanding the network by extending it along existing routes, and here in WA we're definitely at the end of the existing West Coast routes.

I do hope to see Lynwood soon too, and I would REALLY like to see expansion north into BC before too long.
 

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Would love to have one around Longview WA. At least I hope the Kelso supercharger is one of the ones that will open to non teslas
There's enough charging along I-5 in that area that I'd put it as a pretty low priority personally. Getting RAN chargers up by Winthrop, or along I-82 in eastern Oregon (like Baker City) seems much more valuable overall given the lack of infrastructure in either location.

I'll definitely be using the Tacoma one. That's been on the RAN map from the initial plan in March 2021. It's also pretty much expected at this point, because they have been expanding the network by extending it along existing routes, and here in WA we're definitely at the end of the existing West Coast routes.

I do hope to see Lynwood soon too, and I would REALLY like to see expansion north into BC before too long.
Yeah... They haven't even broken ground there. I still look at that "coming soon" spot with some disbelief.

I just don't personally find much of a need or want for RAN chargers along the I-5 corridor in the Puget Sound region until you get up a ways north of Seattle, so I personally wouldn't have prioritized Tacoma. I get what they're going for, it's just never been a pain point for me since there are so many chargers in the area. The east side of the Cascades? Or the Packwood area? Definitely. It just depends on what people are prioritizing.

Ooooo Or Yakima or Ellensburg since the EA chargers there both suck. I am beyond excited for the Pilot/GM/EVGo that's installed and soon to be flipped on in Ellensburg though.
 

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I just don't personally find much of a need or want for RAN chargers along the I-5 corridor in the Puget Sound region until you get up a ways north of Seattle, so I personally wouldn't have prioritized Tacoma. I get what they're going for, it's just never been a pain point for me since there are so many chargers in the area. The east side of the Cascades? Or the Packwood area? Definitely. It just depends on what people are prioritizing.

Ooooo Or Yakima or Ellensburg since the EA chargers there both suck. I am beyond excited for the Pilot/GM/EVGo that's installed and soon to be flipped on in Ellensburg though.
Yes, Packwood would be great. Although there are some 50kW chargers going in there along route 12 that will help.

The RAN has planned locations in Ellensburg, Packwood, Rockport, Sedro-Wooley, Sequim, Forks, Tumwater, Tacoma, Tukwila, Leavenworth, Chelan, Okanogan, and Ritzville.

Of these, I think the Ellensburg will be the most useful, because, you know, the EA Taco Bell is not that great.

The I-5 corridor is OK, but Kelso/Longview could use a RAN because the EA at the Three Rivers Mall is not ideal.

I was out in Walla Walla a few weeks ago and there is essentially no existing or planned infrastructure in the SE part of the state. Walla Walla would be a nice spot, and would enable travel to NE Oregon (the Wallowas) as well. That's not on the map for any charging network as far as I know.

Forks is going to be a big deal, because without it you need an overnight somewhere there in the NW of the penninsula. That's what I did back in July - no big deal charging at an RV site overnight, but there are definitely limited options out that way. The new Magic Dock in Forks should solve most of that, but the RAN will be a lot cheaper.

I think Okanogon would be great because that enables Winthrop and going up into BC.
 

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Yes, Packwood would be great. Although there are some 50kW chargers going in there along route 12 that will help.
The one at White Pass that is on the ground is a 120kW Freewire.
 
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I'll definitely be using the Tacoma one. That's been on the RAN map from the initial plan in March 2021. It's also pretty much expected at this point, because they have been expanding the network by extending it along existing routes, and here in WA we're definitely at the end of the existing West Coast routes.

I do hope to see Lynwood soon too, and I would REALLY like to see expansion north into BC before too long.
I would really love an extension into northern BC. Up to Prince George there are other alternatives and Yukon isn’t bad, but northern BC is a desert. And what could be more adventurous than heading up to Alaska.
 

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I'm planning a trip to Price Rupert for the spring. I would like to try for Anchorage, but I'm not sure that's possible right now with a reasonable number of stops.
 

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I'm planning a trip to Price Rupert for the spring. I would like to try for Anchorage, but I'm not sure that's possible right now with a reasonable number of stops.
I’d like to head up to Fairbanks in the summer. People have done it, but the part about reasonable number of stops and more importantly reasonable length of stops is still an issue. But Tesla and BC hydro and a few others are starting to fill the gaps.
 

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I’d like to head up to Fairbanks in the summer. People have done it, but the part about reasonable number of stops and more importantly reasonable length of stops is still an issue. But Tesla and BC hydro and a few others are starting to fill the gaps.
I started planning a similar trip. I don’t think I can get the time to do it, but it was a fun aspirational exercise

There’s a guy who drove to Alaska in a Bolt and wrote a blog about it. It’s certainly possible, but not convenient. It’s worth searching for the blog.

A lot of it depends on camping at RV sites with the right adapters. There would certainly be a few days of ~300 miles max between RV sites.
 

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I started planning a similar trip. I don’t think I can get the time to do it, but it was a fun aspirational exercise

There’s a guy who drove to Alaska in a Bolt and wrote a blog about it. It’s certainly possible, but not convenient. It’s worth searching for the blog.

A lot of it depends on camping at RV sites with the right adapters. There would certainly be a few days of ~300 miles max between RV sites.
A BOLT?! That’s akin to flying cross country in a lawn chair with balloons.
 

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Will confirm later tonight but Maumee, OH appears to online. It looked complete last Saturday but wasn't on and I had NAV try to route me to it earlier today. Pretty good location with plenty of amenities nearby.
Does Maumee have a trailer pull-thru spot? Any photos of the stations?
 

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A BOLT?! That’s akin to flying cross country in a lawn chair with balloons.
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I think this guys Chevy Bolt is the true adventure vehicle. Rivian owners like ourselves won't go out without our massive 135kWh battery packs or our fancy adjustable suspension.
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