Category Archives: Level 3 EV Charger

Mapco NRG eVgo Rapid Chargers activate instantly, but parking spaces often blocked during busy periods

NRG eVgo Rapid Chargers in the Nashville Tennessee area are very reliable and activate instantly using an RFID card and thankfully don’t rely on finicky touch screens. Other charging networks such as Blink also use RFID cards, but the activation … Continue reading

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Padlock removed from DC Fast Charger at Newton Nissan

Common sense has prevailed and Newton Nissan have reversed their earlier decision to padlock their DC Fast Charge unit. I noticed this on Memorial Day weekend and asked the staff inside if the padlock was gone for good. They confirmed … Continue reading

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Nashville Airport installs reasonably priced EV Charging including a Rapid Charger

The Nashville International Airport (BNA) is installing several EV charging stations in their short term parking lot. They are housed underneath a solar canopy on the top deck. Two 240v Level 2 charging stations and one Eaton CHAdeMO DC Fast … Continue reading

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Cheeky Tesla Driver prompts Newton Nissan to padlock their DC Quick Charge Unit

Update: 2015-05-23. DC Fast Charger no longer padlocked. I visited Newton Nissan for a quick charge and was glad the parking space was open on a busy Saturday afternoon. I was greeted however with a padlock on the quick charge … Continue reading

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Overcoming Common Error on Nissan Quick Charge Units

That Sinking Feeling There is a sinking feeling as you approach a quick charge station with just a few miles of range left only to see a red fault light and error message on the units display panel. Great! Now … Continue reading

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NRG eVgo Fast Charger at Brentwood MAPCO now requires an RFID card

As of this morning (11/19/2014) I was prompted to tap my eVgo RFID card to start a charge at the Brentwood MAPCO station at Moores Lane. The firmware has been updated and this DC Fast Charger unit now charges for … Continue reading

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Choosing the right NRG eVgo DC Fast Charging plan in Nashville

Who are NRG? There’s a new EV Charging company coming to Nashville, NRG eVgo. NRG are a large energy company with a focus on electricity sales and distribution. They have smaller divisions that do Solar Energy and EV charging infrastructure. … Continue reading

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