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Sean Callahan
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Electrify America reached out and wants me to conduct an interview with them. Thinking about this for a minute, I want them to provide an overview of Electrify America, any details on the Fisker partnership (unlikely will get anything here), and how a Fisker Ocean owner can benefit from the Electrify America charging network. I also want them to provide any tips they think would be helpful for new EV owners. Do you have any questions you would like me to ask Electrify America?

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SeaPhil
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Q: ever consider having one standard universal app where we can load our credit cards and not have to have a special app for every charging network?? At the very least, allow credit card payments right at the chargers

Will I get my Fisker One delivered before my VW needs its 100K service?? The race is on..
and…… will we still get the $7500 tax credit? Only HF knows…


   
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No stock related questions?  🙂

The biggest questions is (a) do they plan on adding additional stations to existing sites and (b) do they have a solution for the excessive downtime of broken units?  For more Fisker-centric - are they working on implementing "plug and charge" for the Ocean?

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I would ask 1) when installing new locations, 350 kW stalls are important for long distance highway driving. Do they plan to add more over time vs 150 kW?  2)   Locations with 8 stalls or more are better so there is less crowding especially if some units are not working.  Do they plan to add more stalls to existing locations?

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When are we going to see some non-Tesla level 3 chargers in West Virginia?  Right now it’s a big hole in the charging grid on the eastern part of the country.


   
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Posted by: @mtn-ranger

I would ask 1) when installing new locations, 350 kW stalls are important for long distance highway driving. Do they plan to add more over time vs 150 kW?  2)   Locations with 8 stalls or more are better so there is less crowding especially if some units are not working.  Do they plan to add more stalls to existing locations?

In California (and likely everywhere else soon), they really need a minimum of 20 stalls at each location (or have stations less than every 20 miles).

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Posted by: @ttrinchi
Posted by: @mtn-ranger

I would ask 1) when installing new locations, 350 kW stalls are important for long distance highway driving. Do they plan to add more over time vs 150 kW?  2)   Locations with 8 stalls or more are better so there is less crowding especially if some units are not working.  Do they plan to add more stalls to existing locations?

In California (and likely everywhere else soon), they really need a minimum of 20 stalls at each location (or have stations less than every 20 miles).

Yes, I would estimate it costs a lot more in time and money to scout/rent/permit sites.  So having more stalls per location is probably smarter at this point.  As time goes on, they can fill in the gaps.

Tesla seems to be doing both. My closest supercharger location just got upgraded from 12 to 24 stalls.  Plus another location just opened up about 6 miles away with 12 stalls.

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My biggest hope is that they allow our Fisker app to integrate and connect so it's seamless payments and tracking fees.   Also, now that Tesla is opening their network and has a very good track record with reliability and decent pricing, how do you plan to compete and win?  Florida really needs more locations bigtime with all the EV's we have here and a vacation destination. 


   
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I'm glad you brought this up.  I hadn't looked to see where they had the DC charging before, I took it for granted having a Tesla.  There are 0 along my route from west coast of Florida to the East Coast of Florida. Now I really want the Supercharger network lol.  

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@seancallahan with many vehicles seeing greater range, including the Fisker Ocean can you just remind EA to not forget about installing charge locations on rural highways, especially in the west, since so many of these roads get heavy use as they connect nano interstates going east and west or North and south.  Also agree with how does EA repair their units when they go down, within 1-2 days or within a week?  It would be a major bummer to pull into the only charging station in a given location only to discover they are not working and you don’t have any other options to charge up 😳.


   
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EA presence in the upper midwest is pretty abysmal. As near as I can tell, here in Wisconsin there is one in Madison and one in Milwaukee. Not a single one any where near Green Bay fer cryin out loud. Also, their website is really lacking on information re each of the stations. Minimum it should tell number of stalls, power ratings, and real time outage reports.


   
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@seancallahan  if you have not already spoken with EA, perhaps you can ask about the recent service interruption in AZ/Cal over the Labor Day weekend that resulted in many drivers either being stranded or waiting as much as 9 hours to get a working charger.  Many of the chargers were inoperable or working at far below acceptable levels.   This was a recent discussion on the Ocean Forums page..

Will I get my Fisker One delivered before my VW needs its 100K service?? The race is on..
and…… will we still get the $7500 tax credit? Only HF knows…


   
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@seancallahan Any partnerships outside of Fisker, i.e Troon golf courses, Topgolf (oh is there a theme here) Home depot, Hobby Lobby, etc?


   
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@seaphil Working on scheduling now, likely be a week or two after Fully Charged Live this weekend. I’ve also reached out to ChargePoint and EVgo, but no replies back yet.

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I think the MOST important things for Ocean owners to know are:

1) Will EA be providing real-time station availability data that will show up on the vehicle's nav screen?

2) Will Ocean have plug-and-charge capability at EA stations? If not, how will we pay for charging? When will Plug-n-charge be available?

3) The ABB Units in the EA network have had significant compatibility issues with Rivian while the Signet units are working pretty well. Are you completing compatibility testing with ABB, Signet, BTC, and other units to ensure they will work with Ocean? 

 


   
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