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4 Solutions When Charging Station Won’t Release EV Car


Fears associated with your electric cars? Many people told me: not being able to unplug. Many drivers found they couldn’t unplug their cars after charging had completed. Here I will show you 4 situations that you are not able to unplug from a level 3 quick charger and what you could do.

You may also want to check out other EV related videos:
5 Mistakes Made at Various EV Charging Stations
https://youtu.be/t9InCQslp8E

How do two Blink Quick Charger Ports Share one Charging Station?
https://youtu.be/I8oYrOiYgJ8

EV Charger Experiment Gone Wrong-Emergency Stop Red Button
https://youtu.be/b29_IsqSx5s

Flat Tire-My Most Embarrassing Moments,Unbelievable, I’m Shocked
https://youtu.be/R6j0hDRnWRM

Leaf Lease Lessons Learned
https://youtu.be/AggjfS1M2os

Use Cell Phone With Free Data Plan As GPS
https://youtu.be/44CArktLswk

How To Reset EV Charge Station Error Code 0x0504
https://youtu.be/EwzkSD-6uQY

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How Do You Get Free EV Charging at Public Places?

How Do You Get Free EV Charging at Public Places?
Your employer may provide you with free EV charging. But how do you get free charging at public places? It could be either with a RFID card or without a card.
1.Here are a few examples without a RFID card
A. Level 1
Free Charging at High & Alma Garage, 430 High Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301

B. Level 2
Free Charging at Palo Alto Public Parking, 533 Cowper St, Palo Alto, CA 94301

C. Level 3
EV charge station at Walgreens 399 El Camino Real South San Francisco, CA 94080

2. And then all the car dealership currently would offer free, Nissan, Fiat, Ford, Kia etc. The only problem with some dealership is that they may less welcome you by saying they have their own customers waiting to charge. A lot of free L2 chargers at the dealership don’t need RFID card, while L3 quick chargers a likely require RFID card.
Free Charging at Nissan Dealer, 4855 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95051 USA

Free Charging at Nissan Sunnyvale, 680 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

EV quick charge station at Premier Nissan of San Jose, 1120 Capitol Expressway San Jose, California 95136

EV quick charge station at Capital Kia, 755 Capitol Expressway Auto Mall San Jose, CA 95136

3. When the station was built with government grant, the charge stations were free. Some new stations are free because they are new, and then there are not free later. Nissan has No Charge To Charge program for a new Nissan Leaf owner to have free charge for the first 2 years, after the first 2 years, it’s no longer free. Below are some free stations I have used in the past
New EV Charger at Free & Easy, 1180 N Fair Oaks Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Free Charging at Downtown Alma Garage, 528 High St Palo Alto, CA 94301

Free Charging at 355 Alma St Palo Alto, CA 94306

EV quick charge station at Whole Foods Market, 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014

EV quick charge station at Santa Clara Public Lib, 2635 Homestead Rd Santa Clara, CA 95051

EV quick charge station at Free And Easy, address: 1180 N Fair Oaks Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94089

EV quick charge station at Whole Foods Market, address: 4800 El Camino Real, Los Altos CA 94022

EV quick charge station at Ohlone College, address: 39399 Cherry Street, Newark, CA, 94560

EV quick charge station at Stanford Shopping Center,250 Quarry Rd Palo Alto CA 94304

EV quick charge station at Whole Foods Market 777 The Alameda, San Jose, CA

EV quick charge station at Walgreens, 1399 W. San Carlos St., San Jose, CA, 95126

EV quick charge station at Walgreens, 200 N Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95050

EV quick charge station at 2050 Channing Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94303

EV quick charge station at Avaya stadium,1145 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110

EV quick charge station at Walgreens, 780 East Santa Clara Street San Jose, CA 95112

Level 2 charge station at Santa Clara Valley Water District, 5750 Almaden Expy, San Jose, CA 95118.

4. Then it is the free charge stations have problems. The problems may not be fixed for a long time.
EV Quick Charge Station at Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA, 95054

Problem at Walgreens, 200 N Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95050

EV quick charge station at 447 Great Mall Drive Milpitas, California 95035

How Do Two Blink Quick Charger Ports Share One Charging Station?

How do two Blink Quick Charger Ports Share one Charging Station? Only one port can be used at a time. The second port will need to wait, but the switching is automatic.

Please check out other related videos:
EV Quick Charge Station at Santa Clara Convention Center, California
https://youtu.be/QP2r05s209k

5 Mistakes Made at Various EV Charging Stations
https://youtu.be/t9InCQslp8E

EV Charger Experiment Gone Wrong-Emergency Stop Red Button
https://youtu.be/b29_IsqSx5s

Flat Tire-My Most Embarrassing Moments,Unbelievable, I’m Shocked
https://youtu.be/R6j0hDRnWRM

Leaf Lease Lessons Learned
https://youtu.be/AggjfS1M2os

Use Cell Phone With Free Data Plan As GPS
https://youtu.be/44CArktLswk

How To Reset EV Charge Station Error Code 0x0504
https://youtu.be/EwzkSD-6uQY

Hard to Believe: Young Girls With Such Bad Etiquette At EV Charge Station

Hard to Believe: Young Girls With Such Bad Etiquette At EV Charge Station

This is my own real experience, what happened at the EV charge station at Walgreens 399 El Camino Real South San Francisco, CA 94080. Please share this video with as many people as possible. I was so surprised at the lack of courtesy of a couple of people using the quick charger at a charge station next to the SFO airport. By liking this video and sharing it you may help yourselves and a lot of others.

I wanted to take some EV charge station videos when I went to the San Francisco Airport to pick up someone. I knew I had to stop at some EV charge station since the airport is pretty far from my house. I chose a station with quick Level 3 charger because usually a quick charger stops after 30 minutes so my waiting time would probably not be much more than that. And I was so wrong, but not because there was more than one person in front of me. I really couldn’t believe it.

Please check out other related videos:
EV Quick Charge Station at Santa Clara Convention Center, California
https://youtu.be/QP2r05s209k

EV quick charge station at Capital Kia, San Jose, CA
https://youtu.be/HS2O1Hig2vE

EV quick charge station at Whole Foods Market 777 The Alameda, San Jose, CA
https://youtu.be/Q5npZ0fCPYo

EV quick charge station at Walgreens, 1399 W. San Carlos St., San Jose, CA, 95126
https://youtu.be/kRoQDhCYk0E

EV quick charge station at Walgreens, 200 N Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95050
https://youtu.be/2w51-iom8aM

EV quick charge station at 2050 Channing Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94303
https://youtu.be/GU75di68J2g

EV quick charge station at Premier Nissan of San Jose, 1120 Capitol Expressway San Jose, California 95136
http://youtu.be/ga9ui5dePIU

EV quick charge station at Stanford Shopping Center,250 Quarry Rd Palo Alto CA 94304
https://youtu.be/N8zNYm-qqaA

EV quick charge station at Santa Clara Valley Water District, 5750 Almaden Expy, San Jose, CA 95118.
https://youtu.be/olvDcDvJgjc

5 Mistakes Made at Various EV Charging Stations
https://youtu.be/t9InCQslp8E

EV Charger Experiment Gone Wrong-Emergency Stop Red Button
https://youtu.be/b29_IsqSx5s

Flat Tire-My Most Embarrassing Moments,Unbelievable, I’m Shocked
https://youtu.be/R6j0hDRnWRM

Leaf Lease Lessons Learned
https://youtu.be/AggjfS1M2os

Use Cell Phone With Free Data Plan As GPS
https://youtu.be/44CArktLswk

How To Reset EV Charge Station Error Code 0x0504
https://youtu.be/EwzkSD-6uQY

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Everything You Want to Know About EV Charging – My Adventure


There is only one kind of gas station but there are so many different EV charge stations. There are different charging networks and different equipment manufacturers and standards.

I will share with you my adventures at various EV charge stations and the mistakes I made. If there are people at the charge station ahead of you, you may not know what to ask yet, then, after other people leave, and it is your turn to charge, then there is no one around whom you can ask. Sure, you may feel embarrassed about asking questions, but you should be grateful if there is someone around the station who can explain things to you. When there was no one around, I had to spend a long time to figure things out myself. I really wished someone had made this kind of collection of videos for me to learn from.

Please check out other related videos:
5 Mistakes Made at Various EV Charging Stations
https://youtu.be/t9InCQslp8E

EV Charger Experiment Gone Wrong-Emergency Stop Red Button
https://youtu.be/b29_IsqSx5s

Flat Tire-My Most Embarrassing Moments,Unbelievable, I’m Shocked
https://youtu.be/R6j0hDRnWRM

Leaf Lease Lessons Learned
https://youtu.be/AggjfS1M2os

Use Cell Phone With Free Data Plan As GPS

How To Reset EV Charge Station Error Code 0x0504
https://youtu.be/EwzkSD-6uQY

EV Quick Charge Station at Santa Clara Convention Center, California
https://youtu.be/QP2r05s209k

EV quick charge station at Capital Kia, San Jose, CA
https://youtu.be/HS2O1Hig2vE

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CHAdeMO
SAE Combo Connector
CCS
Combined Charging System
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evgo
clipper creek
nrg evGo
nissan leaf
faulty
fast charger
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