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Old 11-19-2018, 01:07 PM   #3804 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by RedDevil View Post
EV's are pretty much accepted here, and he charging infrastructure is building up fast.

The thing that is holding back the rate at which new charging stations are built is the fact that the current ones are nowhere near full use. They are built in anticipation of future increased use. More charging stations now are simply not necessary. They will be in the future, but there is no reason to expect that the market suddenly stops responding to demand.

Once EV sales go up, finding local charging stations ceases to be a problem.
Fast charging is a farce. In fact, I'll call it Farce Charging from now on.

It isn't fast. Fast is beginning "refuelling", walking inside to use the restroom, and walking back outside just as the vehicle completes "refueling". 3 minutes is fast; an hour is not.

Since it is not fast, the problem of availability is compounded. The chargers sit empty 99% of the time, but then when holiday travel has everyone using them, a long queue forms as the overloaded infrastructure slowly completes each charging session.

There's no money to be had in charging infrastructure, because as I said, it sits unused 99% of the time. People don't want to spend more than they would for gasoline for a product that takes an hour to dispense.

Fast charging will have to actually be fast for widespread adoption of EVs to occur. Either that, or gasoline will have to get extremely expensive.
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