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(stoopid): VW's e-america is squandering EVSE-scandal-fund$

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'Electrify America is a subsidiary of VW'

% Opinion: on VW's e-america our-plan page (link below), sez: ...

-After a methodical and data driven analysis taking nearly six months,
Electrify America selected seventeen metro areas including Boston, Chicago,
Denver, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia,
Portland, Raleigh, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle,
and Washington, D.C.

-Community-based charging station sites will be built in workplaces, retail
(shopping centers, restaurants, etc.), multifamily residential locations and
municipal lots and garages, as well as high-speed community depots that will
feature fast EV charging at speeds of up 150kW compared with today’s peak of
50kW.

-Highway sites will be located along high-traffic corridors between
metropolitan areas, including two cross-country routes, and will include
between four and ten 150kW and 350kW individual DC fast chargers at each
location before June 2019.

-These sites will be located no more than ~120 miles apart and on average
just 70 miles apart. Many shorter range EVs will benefit from 50kW DC fast
charging on the Electrify America highway network, including any CHAdeMO
equipped vehicles ...


 But look at how many public CHAdeMO& ccs L3 EVSE plugshare shows are
already within 120miles of those cities (plugshare filter set to only those
L3 types excluding Tesla):

025 Houston, TX
027 Fresno, CA
028 Miami, FL
034 Raleigh, NC
037 Chicago, IL
055 Denver, CO
061 Seattle, WA
065 Sacramento, CA
080 Portland, OR
130 New York City, NY
133 Boston, MA
142 Washington, D.C.
165 Philadelphia, PA
233 San Diego, CA
240 San Francisco, CA
240 San Jose, CA
281 Los Angeles, CA

IMO, clearly cities that have more than 60 L3 EVSE within 120mi really
should not be on their list.

These numbers only roughly show what areas need more L3 EVSE and what areas
definitely do not need any more L3 EVSE. If you actually look at these
cities, you will see they have too many L3, too close together, and not
always in a contiguous chain so a driver can L3 charge from point A to B
(get to where they want to go).

Once again, the people in charge of the money have no clue what they are
doing, and more L3 will be installed where it is not needed, rather than
where it should be.


sidebar
Using plugshare to peek& poke shows me that my past complaints of not having
L3 charging from Sacramento to the OR boarder have now been resolved (some
were put in along Hwy I-5).

Now, the CA coastline Hwy 101 from Santa Rosa, and the Sierra-NV Mt. Hwy 395
could use L3 EVSE to use VW-fine-$ more effectively.
Texas cities need a contiguous chain of L3 EVSE to be able to drive a r:75mi
Leaf from Houston to San Antonio, and continue north from Austin/Georgetown
to Dallas/Waco.
/

There are many cities, that seriously need contiguous L3 EVSE. Too bad VW is
in charge of wasting their own penalty/fine money (Watt is wrong with this
picture?).
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http://www.nydailynews.com/autos/news/volkswagen-electrify-america-walmart-charging-stations-article-1.3943042
Volkswagen, Walmart partner to bring EV charging to more than 100 Walmart
stores in 34 states
19 Apr 2018  Walmart shoppers across the country will soon have easier
access to fast electric vehicle charging while they shop. Thanks to
Electrify America, the EV-oriented subsidiary of Volkswagen, more than 100
Walmart stores across 34 states will get DC fast charging stations in their
parking lots. The 150-350 kW chargers will be ...
http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.2955131.1485357016!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_1200/nydn-evgo-dc-fast-charging-station-network-bmw-nissan-infographic.jpg


https://steelguru.com/auto/abb-selected-by-electrify-america-to-provide-high-power-electric-vehicle-chargers-across-us/507455
ABB selected by Electrify America to provide high power electric ...
19 Apr 2018  ABB has been selected to supply its Terra HP charging stations
as part of the biggest electric vehicle infrastructure project to date in
the United States. The chargers, which can refresh even the largest electric
vehicle battery in under 15 minutes, were selected for deployment by
Electrify America, which plans to place ...


http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2018/04/walmart-set-to-add-fast-charters-in-34-states/
Walmart Set to Add Super Fast-Chargers in 34 States
Apr.19, 2018  Chargers will deliver up to 200 miles in 10 minutes. Most of
the plug-ins and battery-electric vehicles currently on the road can only
use Level 1 120-volt or Level 2 240-volt systems. But most new models,
including the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Tesla Model 3 and second-generation Nissan
Leaf are adding Level 3 capabilities. That is a potential game-changer,
according to several ...


https://www.electrifyamerica.com/our-plan
After a methodical and data driven analysis taking nearly six months,
Electrify America selected seventeen metro areas including Boston, Chicago,
Denver, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia,
Portland, Raleigh, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle,
and Washington, D.C.


https://www.gearbrain.com/target-electric-car-charger-network-2562828756.html
Target to install over 600 electric car chargers at 100 stores
Apr 24, 2018  Chargers will be provided by Tesla, ChargePoint and Electrify
America ... across 20 states between now and 2020 ... Electrify America
chief executive Mark McNabb said this week: "We're purposefully placing our
charging stations in locations where people already go, where they are
needed, and in places that offer the best customer amenities, such as
shopping and food, so that electric vehicle charging is easier and more
appealing." ...


https://www.myajc.com/business/kempner-when-the-gas-station-comes-you-why-have-gas-station/dxOpRqCEEAomjWKlwxo1vO/
 ... When the gas station comes to you, why have a gas station?
business
April 26, 2018  Brian Glanton, a field technician and supervisor for Yoshi,
fills up a gas tank in an Atlanta area parking lot. Yoshi, a San Francisco
venture backed by Exxon and GM, is doubling down on its operations in metro
Atlanta, where it delivers fuel directly to customers’ vehicles at work or
home
https://www.myajc.com/rf/image_medium/Pub/p9/MyAJC/2018/04/26/Images/newsEngin.21782602_042918-Unofficial-Gas-Deliv.jpg




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VW's Electrify America flintstone+jetson JetStones pr gone2 the dogs

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https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/electrify-america-launches-educational-campaign-to-raise-electric-vehicle-awareness-1027453858
Electrify America Launches Educational Campaign to Raise Electric Vehicle
Awareness
Aug. 13, 2018  ... The advertising spot, titled "JetStones," aims to broaden
consumer awareness of the advantages and availability of electric vehicles,
plus a growing network of EV fast chargers in metropolitan areas, along
highways, and in communities at workplaces and multiunit dwellings.

Using the theme songs from two popular Warner Bros.' Hanna-Barbera cartoons,
"The Jetsons" and "The Flintstones," in the television and radio
commercials, the campaign is a playful take on the transition of personal
transportation from the Stone Age to the reality of electric vehicles
available today. The advertising spot features electric vehicles from six
different car manufacturers to showcase a wide variety of EVs available in
today's marketplace ... THE JETSONS and ... THE FLINTSTONES and all related
characters and elements © & ™ Hanna-Barbera. (s18)
SOURCE Electrify America, LLC  View original content ...
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/electrify-america-launches-educational-campaign-to-raise-electric-vehicle-awareness-300695204.html
...
[video
https://deutsch.app.box.com/s/7mljuk93fwyit43uqy8gdxw5hkas42jf/file/306317161188
7/20/2018  01_4ELE0001000H_EA_Jet-Stones_30_h264.mov
]


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seen: VW's Electrify America JetStones ad on tv

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VW JetStones ad seen on:
11:30p cst toon channel right after Adult-Swim' Venture Bros. [
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Venture_Bros.
] (animated Sci-Fi)

90% of the piece said anything about EVs, and the verbage at the end only
said EVs are real and available now, as it showed several brands driving off
down both lanes of the two-lane highway in the middle of nowhere.

IMO: At least VW could have shown at the bottom, each plugin brand and URL
so the public could find out more. But VW purposely just didn't make an
effort to really promote EVs. All the EV money squandered on a fluff&puff TV
ad that didn't help the EV cause at all (= a half ass effort).




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VW "JetStones" campaign ads actually come from a dark place (v)

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https://www.kcra.com/article/new-ads-for-electric-cars-born-from-car-emissions-scandal/22802128
New ads for electric cars born from car emissions scandal
Aug 24, 2018  David Manoucheri

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https://hips.htvapps.com/htv-prod-media.s3.amazonaws.com/images/jetstones-screenshot-1534959270.jpg
Deutsch Advertising, Volkswagen of America / KCRA-TV


video  
https://youtu.be/KRgcJusf280
Plug into the Present with the “JetStones”
]

New 'JetStones' ad actually funded by settlement from Volkswagen

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —
Maybe you have seen the video. Or maybe just heard it.

A man in an orange car feeling confident he's loving the planet in his
gas-powered vehicle playfully tweaks at your childhood memories of animated
TV series with the theme song from "The Flintstones" playing in the
background.

The man is overtaken by another driver, who is in an electric car. His theme
song tugs at the same nostalgia, but playing the theme song from "The
Jetsons."

The point of the ad is to bring awareness to electric vehicles, or EVs, and
it's part of a massive ad campaign nationwide. The creators of the campaign,
Deutsch Inc., playfully call it the "JetStones" campaign and it's dubbed
"Plug In To The Present."

But, if you watch until the end of the ad, you'll see the words "ELECTRIC
FOR ALL" in blue on the screen and might miss the small print on the bottom:
"Sponsored by Volkswagen Group of America."

The "JetStones" campaign actually comes from a darker place. This campaign
and the money funding the nonprofit Electrify America, which made the ad,
comes as a result of the Volkswagen emissions testing scandal.

The automaker was at the forefront of a controversy involving their diesel
cars. The state of California's Air Resources Board found that VW's "clean
diesel" cars actually had a computer program that made the car look like it
was cleaning out all the noxious emissions coming out of the tailpipe. In
reality, it just fooled the testing machines and was pouring out higher
levels of toxic gases than the state law allows.

Volkswagen settled that series of lawsuits. As part of the settlement, the
company is making good on the agreement by spending $2 billion over the next
decade to raise awareness and dispel myths about electric cars. Volkswagen
does have electric cars, too.

“Electric cars are not something of the future, they are here now and more
accessible than many people know,” said Richard Steinberg, of Electrify
America. “The 'JetStones' campaign is just the beginning of our work to
educate and demonstrate that electric vehicles offer a full array of
features that customers expect, and they are totally fun to drive.”

Electrify America is also working with cities like Sacramento to invest in
electric infrastructure to make good on those promises. In June, the
nonprofit announced a series of projects to make Sacramento part of its
Green City Initiative. That announcement came with investment in electric
transit to UC Davis, a car-sharing initiative with AAA, ZEV (Zero Emission
Vehicle) buses and investment in new charging infrastructure.

Many consumers don't realize that Volkswagen is behind the entire thing,
considering the "JetStones" ad itself. The first electric car you see is
actually a Chevrolet Bolt. In fact, the first time a Volkswagen car appears
in the ad is at the very end, when an electric Golf appears with EV's from
several other manufacturers.

Electrify America said that's on purpose. The point is to get more people in
electric cars, something the State of California wants, too.

Electrify America calls it a "brand-neutral" campaign. It is running
nationwide on TV and radio, and the organization plans on buying ads on
local and national television through June 2019.
[© kcra.com]




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