Free business idea. . .
A 6-10 ft extension cable with a selection of attachments you can pick, that allow one end to be plugged into any charger and the other end into any EV. That way when you pull up to any given charger you don't have to park like a savage.
What about the model Y?
PS if you see a Rivian parked like this to charge at a Supercharger you are permitted to put a rock through the windshield.
You have to treat Tesla’s differently.What about the model Y?
Tesla has smart people. Now I'm not up to speed on how the payouts go for the federal funds to expand the network, but it wouldn't surprise me if they were paid per deployment of a charger that fit the qualifications. If so, it would also not surprise me if Tesla accounts for the federal funds as a separate deployment from the base charger. So financially, Tesla pays for the location, supercharger, and setup as a Tesla only charger. Separately, they then "deploy" (which is really just an upgrade) the new Magic Dock (which would be super cheap at this point) and collect the federal funds.This makes me think they are going to blast through setting these up. Also shoots a hole in the idea they are just going to install these only on new stations. Which suggests to me this was funded separately from the funds to install new chargers.
admitting I’m also not an expert on how these funds are deployed, I believe that in the scenario you lay out above it would mean Tesla is receiving minimal funds. I’d presume the funds provided are tied to the proof of cost of the relevant portion of upgrades that achieve the federal goals (eg minimum of 4 CCS enabled chargers with simultaneous 150kwh charging, etc.).So financially, Tesla pays for the location, supercharger, and setup as a Tesla only charger. Separately, they then "deploy" (which is really just an upgrade) the new Magic Dock (which would be super cheap at this point) and collect the federal funds.
ultimately, I think the federal funding is predicated on there being a one-stop-shop method for locating and paying for the chargers.But since they will have to rely on multiple networks, I am still wondering if you EV veterans that have used plugshare a lot have a feel for how fast and accurately this info will be updated there as Tesla deploys these?
I think it’s more that companies cannot require a specific app. So you can support all the charging networks with your chargers, or maybe just have a kiosk.I think part of the federal provision requires that, in the end, there will be one app that users will need to access all chargers to avoid confusion. How it will be implemented is a mystery.
If they're smart they'll have an app that simply connects users to the proper web-app for the charger system they're using. Companies with half-a-brain will then have web access at their charger sites to ensure connectivity. Starlink should be licking their chops at this idea.