40kWh Nissan Leaf: Chargepoint Roulette – Why can't all chargers be contactless?

This is the second video in the Chargepoint Roulette series where I turn up at a random charger and see if I can get a successful charge

The video also shows my first encounter with a contactless payment charger. Compared to my experience in the previous Chargepoint Roulette video, this was a breeze. Why can’t all chargers be like this?

Engenie have partnered with Marstons to install 400 rapid EV chargers powered by 100% renewable energy across their sites nationwide.

View previous video: https://youtu.be/aZf0q-0QRV8

Staccato by Vibe Tracks from the YouTube Audio Library.


ChargePoint Express 250: Bolt EV 150 A DCFC Session

I was finally able to log a 150 A session on the ChargePoint Express 250 station at ChargePoint Headquarters. The session went mostly as expected; however, the first step down from 150 A didn’t occur until 54% battery. Also, because this charger is limited to 150 A (the Bolt EV’s maximum charging current), I still wasn’t able to confirm whether the Bolt EV can draw additional power for battery conditioning and climate control when more than 150 A is available from the charger.



Charging Your Tesla

When switching to an EV range anxiety is usually the biggest hurdle to overcome. In this video I aim to show you why you should never have range anxiety with a Tesla!

You can use my Tesla referral link for free Supercharging on Model S or X. You can also get a 5-year extended warranty on solar panels.



My Gear:

Apple iPhone X — https://amzn.to/2KH8fAk
GoPro HERO Session — https://amzn.to/2MiXxOw
JOBY Suction Cup and Gorilla Pod Arm — https://amzn.to/2Jx1cdR
SUMGOTT Condenser Microphone — https://amzn.to/2t0uvKI
Gator Frameworks Mini Tripod Microphone Stand — https://amzn.to/2l2HKqA
Camtasia for Mac 2 — https://amzn.to/2JHjzZt


Superchargers — when you’re on a road trip or looking for the fastest way to charge your Tesla this is it. Note you can lose speed as others arrive and charge near you.

Urban Superchargers — next fastest way to charge your Tesla. Dedicated and stable power regardless of who joins near you.

Destination Chargers — found at hotels, shopping centers, and more; these provide a free way to charge at a decent rate while you’re doing things you would normally be doing. Note there may be an expense to park and/or sometimes they are restricted to valet parking only.

ChargePoint — a great charging resource found at shopping centers, restaurants, and a lot more. Make sure to download the app and setup your account and always remember to bring your J1772 adapter (it came with your Tesla)!

PlugShare — not to make it sound like a last resort, because it isn’t, this is an invaluable resource to finding charging options wherever you are. Make sure to read the descriptions well as some chargers may not be compatible with your car.

Home Charging — your Tesla comes with a Universal Mobile Connector (UMC) and that combined with the 240V connector (also included) will give your Model 3 a charging speed of ~30 miles per hour. You will want to hire an electrician and have them install a Nema 14-50 outlet. Costs vary by location and job conditions and can run anywhere from $200-2,000 so plan accordingly. Nothing beats waking up to a “full tank” every morning though. Here are instructions for your electrician to follow — https://www.tesla.com/sites/default/files/pdfs/installation-guides/NEMA_14-50_installation_guide_NA_US_2017.pdf


Special shoutout to Ian (“Mad Hungarian”) Pavelko for the Model 3 Evolve shirt — https://teespring.com/shop/model-3-evolve-by-madhungarian?aid=marketplace&tsmac=marketplace&tsmic=tag#pid=46&cid=2741&sid=front


Music: “Road Trip” by Ehrling
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkXVou-i0Qm-L1DYVQE9BEw/featured
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5wo7dlNLNdFmaaU7NTtdoT?si=zBXoRvObQc6XLAAroRCHmg



12. PodPoint Network – Rapid Charger Review & PodPoint Network

In this episode I test out a PodPoint Rapid Charger at Crawley Tesco’s in Surrey. I also talk all about my experience of using PodPoint home and networked Chargers generally.

– https://pod-point.com/products/homecharge – webpage for enquiries for PodPoint home chargers
– https://pod-point.com – PodPoints main website

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