I guess I‘m in a nest of them. I had checked my neighborhoood on the Blink map and it was all Level 2.
I’ll have to give Blink another look and see how fast a charge I get with the Model 3 which will likely give me an idea of the speed of a Blink with a MachE on a CCS Plug.
They aren't so that question is answered. Also the EU government is requiring and subsidiziing the build out of EV infrastructure while in US it is either neglected or actively opposed. The government inaction/opposition in US is matched by the buying public in the US so no push or pull.
Tesla charges $0.28 - $0.31 per kWh. That’s 2-3 times retail rate much less the commercial rate Tesla pays. Tesla’s ”services” revenue rose $750M with much of that from charging fees. Captive market and high profit and Tesla chargers are packed with lines. I rarely see anyone at the adjacent...
Sales of EV's in US are low. Even Ford is shipping 60% to EU first. People in US are not that interested in EV's and the models coming are years out. MachE is the only new EV besides Tesla that is going to hit the market this year.
EA is sitting there with $1B in chargers earning nothing...
That's the theory. The practice if Tesla is any guide is everybody uses them a lot even those who have home charging. The ability to have a dependable charging network is key. Right now, Mach-E is lacking OR coast coverage and jeopardizing a sale.
First thing I got with the Model 3 purchased in May was the Tesla interior sun shade. Totally necessary. Musk must have been the Ant Bully as a kid and now cooks his insect customers under his new bigger lens. It gets HOT. Ford will also.
Nice thing about Tesla is all these accessory...
Musk prefers to think of Tesla as a battery company that makes cars.
Tesla has low debt to equity ratio, high stock valuation, strong sales and revenue growth and loyal customer base, super brand value. Tesla owns the sales and service shops while other car mfg franchise them out. Other...
It's needs to be going in now to be useful by end of 2020. As far as I know Ford has zero plans to support fast charging network. You would have thought car mfgs would have gotten together and add financing to EA's efforts to compete with Tesla.
EA started building out about 2 years ago and began in CA and will be heavily concentrated in CA due to CA's pushing the lawsuit and getting more of the settlement.
Around here EA is the only place you can get a fast charge 150kw other than Tesla so only game in town.
Adoption of plug ins is very low in the US outside of Tesla's closed ecology. Don't see a sustainable volume to support EA when VW money runs out.. Maybe they have budgeted enough to keep it going for five years as volume builds.
Plenty of chargers along I5 North to BC, just none along US101 along the OR/WA coast which means people in Portland and Seattle can’t drive their EV‘s to the shore unless they line up some destination charger.
You are driving to Park City and the closest charger that works is Goode Ford Motor in Burley.
You live in the apartment complex across the street from the Ford dealership and you don’t have charging in the garage and the Ford dealer is your “gas“dealer, and making nice money from it.