The 150 charger pulling 185 ... I wonder if it's internally a 200, or a 350 that fails to operate consistently so it got downrated (the same way CPU are binned based on how fast they can operate in a stable way)
Yep. Already have a Tesla Tap and accounts on four different charge companies.Buy a Tesla to J1772 Adapter plug so you can charge your car at tesla destination chargers. They're available in many locations, including hotels, malls, friend's house etc.
Open a chargepoint account so you can charge on their network if EA isn't available.
install plugshare app to search for chargers in your area.
Buy a portable battery jumper just in case you need to jump start your car
My understanding is the Buc-ee's have a number of EV chargers at each location. That information may not have been plugged into ABRP. You may want to call to confirm that.DW and I are about to embark on a 3,000 mile (round trip) drive from central Missouri to Miami and back in our EV6. I did load the new nav updates with charger route planning. Seeing the OP's experience is, well, not exactly comforting but not as bad as I could have imagined it being. Likewise, we'll be planning a conservative itinerary to reduce the likelihood of being stranded due to an OOO charging station. I'd like each stop to have a backup secondary locale if possible. Does ABRP have an option to plan stops with a secondary station within range?
Just last week we did a 600 mile round trip between central MO and Bentonville AR. We charged three times, no issues. But charger density was uncomfortably low. Had one of those stations been OOO we'd be in a fine mess.
Agree 100%. Throw in the facts that stations are broken for MONTHS. The one in Columbia has had on 2 connections out of the 8 (4 units) working for over 3 months and Florence was similar. On the trip we are on, we added 2 hours of charging time instead of 35 minutes to our 6+ hour trip. One charger maxed out at 43kW. Can I trade my EA kW for another company????EA only has 1 job. And that's to update and maintain their chargers. The CEO of EA should be embarrassed and ashamed. Millions of dollars in govt funding and their network still sucks
How on earth does Tesla maintain a perfect network while also producing hundreds of thousands of cars every year.
Charging stations with 8 to 14 chargers? Where? I've never seen that many at an EA station here in Ohio or driving through Indiana, Illinois, or Wisconsin.I recently purchased my EV6 in GA and had to drive it back to NJ (850 mi.). I was able to plot my route using the Plugshare App, filtering on EA stations. I was impressed with both the Plugshare App and the EA stations. First stop after leaving the dealer with a full charge was 250 miles. Every subsequent leg was about 175 miles. Every place I stopped had 8 - 14 chargers. Never experienced a problem getting a 100+kw charge. Always was on my way in about 20 minutes. I read all the horror stories and was not sure what to expect, but I can at least report that the stations on my route were great!