edatoakrun wrote: GRA wrote:
SageBrush wrote:...And just to set the record straight -- the AC charger network was mostly put up for the < 100 mile range 1st generation of EVs like the LEAF.
Yup. PHEVs don't need away from home charging, it's just a nice to have...
Unfortunately, the practice of giving PHEVs free charging at public L2 sites often degrades those EVSEs, making them extremely unreliable for BEVs.
I know of very few free chargers around here for any PEVs, but if the property owners consider that a problem they can change it. At the 10 L2 EVSE Blink site nearest me, I've never seen more than 4 occupied at the same time, for the simple reason that charging there is more expensive than buying gas. But I still see both PHEVs and BEVs using it occasionally, although the BEVs are more likely to use the single co-located CHAdeMO and pay $.10/kWh more. I'm certainly in favor of making people pay for energy, but I don't see how that's an issue for BEVs specifically, beyond the fact that a charging station may not be available for them when they want to use it. Charging station hogs are just as likely to be driving BEVs as PHEVs.
edatoakrun wrote:Fortunately, the vehicle Kia Niro will soon be available as an actual electric vehicle, so you can pass on the Piss-poor HEV version used in the story.
Hey, whatever works for you or anyone else. We'll soon see how sales break down between the two versions - I fully expect the PHEV to outsell the BEV by a wide margin based on price and performance, but I could be wrong.
Edited for typos.