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- Apr 28, 2020
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- Omaha, NE
- Toyota Avalon, Rav4, Tri-motor Cybertruck
You made part of my point. 1) Having formerly worked in the industry, most filling stations do not make their money selling gas. They make it selling the crap you buy waiting to pay for your gas after you hit the head.Destination charger? And how much does it charge to park and charge there? How many spots are devoted to these chargers, compared to EVs in the parking lot?
I didn't say that cars didn't charge. Just that in the vast majority of driving, they do not charge away from home. This is the inverse of gasoline powered cars.
And the profit per car is much, much lower for charging stations than gas stations. Not to mention each one can service far fewer cars.
2) There needs to be a transition. You won’t sell electricity if you don’t have the stalls to do it. Start adding stalls now as EVs are coming.
3) Some of the destination chargers are a nominal cost, some — one Tesla charger at a local mall inside the parking garage nearby me — is free. Yeah, free. I have not checked them all. I just look now if I have time and notice them and I am noticing them more often. Some have two stalls and some have four. At least the ones I have seen here.
Build them and they will come. I said before that the switch to EV is a decades long endeavor.We have to start somewhere, sometime. The companies farsighted enough to start early will be those that succeed.