SageBrush wrote:GRA wrote:OTOH, Colorado along with the other western states has pledged to build out the interstate network, and Electrify America will presumably be paying for most of it. IIRR, Colorado will be getting them along I-70, 76, and 25. As you suggest (and I've argued in the past), the EA plan is to prioritize joining urban areas that have lots of EVs (plus some weekend destinations) by QCs, which IMO is what Tesla should have done at the start, as argued upthread. With CCS/CHAdeMO QCs in Aspen, they'll obviously have to provide some to reach Denver, SLC and Vegas via I-70, plus connecting to the existing QCs along the I-15 corridor in the near future.
I paraphrase the entire build-out as a presumption that trips over ~ 200 miles each way will not be with an EV.
I don't think that's the plan, just prioritizing the major traffic routes first. Having joined up numerous city pairs, it's fairly easy to build a few more QCs as connectors between those points. And don't forget, they do plan to complete I-5, I-95 and I-80 east to 76 to 70 to 15 very early. Tesla did the first two (more or less), but their initial transcontinental route was anything but sensible.