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msmith1.wa

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Posted: 11/25/21 06:29pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

KOA installing EV chargers


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Are they charging for the power that is used?


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Not surprising.

Aside from EVs being towed behind motorhomes, Rivian and Tesla are ramping up to produce all-electric pickups in sizable quantities, and Ford and GM both have electric variants.

There are even a few folks towing trailers with all-electric SUVs.

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Pretty smart. Low cost addition to meet a growing market. Lots of Rver's rent cars too and hertz just ordered a whole fleet of Teslas.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Are they charging for the power that is used?


Most vendors do. Looking at the pedestal I don’t see a card reader so it might be a flat fee. There is a campground about an hour from here that does that although the EVSE is in a common area and not at the site.

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Skibane wrote:

Not surprising.

Aside from EVs being towed behind motorhomes, Rivian and Tesla are ramping up to produce all-electric pickups in sizable quantities, and Ford and GM both have electric variants.

There are even a few folks towing trailers with all-electric SUVs.


It’s definitely getting more common here. Two years ago we would see one or two a month heading out on a Friday night after work to some local campsite. This last summer it was much more common. But there are so many amazing camp grounds within 200 or 300 kilometres that I don’t think range is much of an issue. The bigger challenge is to be set up by dark. Tricky when you can’t hit the road until 5:30 or so.

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I would think that there would definitely be a charge (no pun intended) for using the EV chargers. After all it is KOA.

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Forward thinking IMO. Will require “upgrading” at many parks…increased expenses at mom and pops to compete. Do electric cars “monitor” the power they are receiving?

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I reread the article and noticed that the J1772 unit is a 10 KW unit. Which is kinda nice for the bigger batteries that are in the 1/2 ton EV pickups. That’s pretty much a full charge on most of the trucks assuming one doesn’t arrive dead empty. Nice for the overnight crowd.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Are they charging for the power that is used?


Most vendors do. Looking at the pedestal I don’t see a card reader so it might be a flat fee. There is a campground about an hour from here that does that although the EVSE is in a common area and not at the site.


I would hope it's not absorbed by everyone that uses the park owning gas or electric.

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