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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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I would agree with everyone above!

 

1.  Is their charging network going to be built out at the rate EVs are going to be produced, especially here in CA where we are going away from gas engines?  Also, for more rural areas?

2.  Are they going to be able to repair chargers quicker?  Down stalls seem to be more frequent than not.

3.  Ease of payment and connection is a big thing for most.  I almost went with a Tesla based on charging alone.  They really have made it simple and fast.

4.  Higher charging rates at 250-350kW??

5.  More stalls is a must or more stations located closer together.

6.  Does the partnership with Fisker have any charging benefits like discounted charging rates? 

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OSean One
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@seancallahan you can ask them what are the pain points in each region of the US?  Permitting? Utilities? Land availability? 
what criteria do they use to plan their locations?

do they have a process where someone can request a charger in an area?

any plans for level 2 chargers along main interstates at motels?
A Comfort Inn along I-40 could have a dozen L2 chargers to charge overnight vs a separate stop at a DCFC.

Currently, some hotels  have 1/2 L2 chargers but soon that won’t be enough.

 

 

 


   
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Sean Callahan
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Just submitted all questions. Likely going to be a written interview due to scheduling conflicts.

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@seancallahan My one question to them will be quite challenging to word without sounding hostile: What are you doing to be better?

Specifically, their charging network is typically proven to have a significant amount of their chargers that are non-working. What are they doing to rectify this and to be more reliable going forward?


   
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@seancallahan My one question to them will be quite challenging to word without sounding hostile: What are you doing to be better?

Specifically, their charging network is typically proven to have a significant amount of their chargers that are non-working. What are they doing to rectify this and to be more reliable going forward?

A good question would be "are you going to start buying charging equipment from Tesla?" The Tesla equipment is much simpler and very reliable. The wisest thing for EA to do is just buy Tesla CCS equipment and dump the vendors that have been delivering unreliable stuff.


   
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Sean Callahan
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Here is the article with answers to your questions!

https://fiskerati.com/fisker-ocean/your-fisker-ocean-and-electrify-america/

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Silvernort
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Just read that piece. Can't say I'm impressed.


   
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BayouBob
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Thank you Sean for bringing Fisker community questions to the EA press folks!

Unfortunately it looks like mostly more of the same from EA. They are still in denial about the unreliability and incompatibility issues. Having to deal with these guys is absolutely the greatest worry I have about owning a Fisker.

A lot of obfuscation just to answer essentially “NO” to the question about whether real time data on EA charging will be made available to be incorporated into vehicle navigation systems. Data on the EA app is useless data for navigation. 

I had one thought for you on these interviews in the future: you should start asking what kind of EV the person you are interviewing drives. Also if they also drove any ICE vehicles. It is obvious that the person who answered these questions does not drive an EV as a primary vehicle that relies on public charging to travel.

the balanced charging technology does sound promising. If they can split capacity between super slow charging vehicles like a Bolt or Toyota and give it to the faster charging vehicle in the adjacent stall, it will be nice. 


   
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SeaPhil
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Thanks Sean. They certainly give the impression they have stock answers to cut and paste (hence, why they asked you to submit questions rather than having a conversation with you). 
There were a few follow ups I know you would have jumped on like “How long does the process usually take once a site is identified to fully operational “? “But recently during Labor Day there were reports from many sources showing widespread system failures and broken chargers leaving motorists stranded for hours- what are you doing to ensure this does not happen again , especially during peak travel times”?

 

i’ll keep my fingers crossed they step ip their game for sure.

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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@ttrinchi I agree - Tesla charging stations have 20+ chargers often. I have never seen more than four at an EA station.


   
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I am onboard with Charge Point. They are the most accessible in my area.


   
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