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On Thursday, it announced that it is working with the Pilot Company to install 2,000 DC fast chargers at Pilot and Flying J travel centers around the US.

The travel centers should have at least four charging machines each—GM and Pilot say that in total, they intend to place 2,000 chargers at up to 500 locations.

The chargers will be operated by EVgo, which has already partnered with GM on a fast charger expansion program—initially 2,700 and now 3,250—to be completed by 2025.
It is certainly about time, and this should be the highest priority for them. EA already has partnered with Loves Travel Stops. Also 4 per site is not likely enough with the growth of EVs. The EA site in Quartzsite, AZ at the Loves Travel Stop is full often on weekends and people have to wait in line already. That site is 100+ miles from Indio on the CA side and 100+ miles from Buckeye AZ. Very few current EVs will make that distance without an intermediate charge today, and that I-10 route is heavily travelled, Phoenix to/from LA.
 

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More locations = better routing options.
Nice to have more route choices, but today there is one route between Phoenix and LA, and that is I-10. There are two stretches of desert with little in the way of facilities and infrastructure. So having more chargers in an important location is better for this case. Keep in mind that today, both LA and Phoenix are in the top 10 EV adoption per capita categories.
 

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Just did a road trip in my Mach E to SoCal this weekend. Took I-8 to San Diego, then I-10 on the return. I had four charging stops and at three out of the four, when I plugged in the stations were full. At each of those when I unplugged, someone else was waiting for a charging spot. Here is a picture at Indio, along I-10, charging next to a Lightning, it is the very first one I have seen in person.

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At the Loves truck stop, I got to see an ETron GT, waiting to charge, he pulled up right after I plugged in. Thing is, I was the last one to plug in, and the first one to unplug, since I only charge enough to get to the next stop with a little margin.

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EVGO needs to get moving on their network, otherwise this is going to be like the gas lines from the 70s.

And, to top it all off, at the Loves and at one other stop in Carlsbad, there were Teslas using the CCS chargers, when both of those locations had Super Chargers nearby, I mean literally one block away. I asked the guy at Loves if Elon had raised the prices too high, he said he had some free charging credit with EA that he wanted to use.
 

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Unless they get moving quickly on installing the chargers unfortunately I think this is going to become more common. This will turn people off to EVs quickly if they not only have to wait 30-40 minutes while it charges but they also have to wait 30-40 minutes just for someone else to leave before they can plug in
There are also people who have poor etiquette, for example, at the Loves stop, the guy with the Niro that charges at only 75kw, was plugged into a 350kw charger. The red Mach E was plugging into the 150kw with the Chademo connector, when I got there. That should be the last resort, in case a Leaf shows up. And no way a Tesla should be there on a busy weekend, when the Super Chargers are on the other side of the freeway.

I ended up on the other 150kw charger, but I only charged for 24 minutes and let the Etron have that charger. My previous charge stop was only 15 minutes and I had one other one on my trip that was only 18 minutes. People also need to learn how to charge efficiently, there are many people who always want to charge to 80-90% when it is totally unnecessary.
 

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I hope EVGO is really going to put in some 350kw chargers. I went by this new site in Goodyear, AZ. While the Signet dispensers indicate 350kw/500A, I looked at the power supply boxes, and they are all labeled as 175kw/350A. They also have two smaller units, rated at 100kw/200A.

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