GetOffYourGas wrote:That's not bad. But right now EVGo is $0.21/minute (in the northeast) with no starting cost. Since my car charges *almost* as fast on their 50kW charger as EA's 150kW charger, EVGo is cheaper per mile. This works out to about a 43 MPG car (which happens to be what my PHEV gets in CS mode).
It will be interesting to see how the competition shakes out.
EV go charge times near me are terrible. I get 30-45kw so the cost varies quite a bit and they don't care that they do not deliver the full 50kw. Cost per min is going to get ugly once people become more educated on how charging works.
You seem to misunderstand how the chargers work. EVGo chargers that I've used are all labelled "50kW", but in reality some can push 100A, others can push 120A or 125A. The voltage is then dictated by your car's battery. So if your battery is only at 350V, you will get 35kW at a 100A charger but 43.75kW at a 125A charger. This will be a non-issue at EA chargers since it will provide as much current as any modern EV can use. But still it won't be 150kW, it will be limited by the car.
GetOffYourGas wrote:That's not bad. But right now EVGo is $0.21/minute (in the northeast) with no starting cost. Since my car charges *almost* as fast on their 50kW <a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/?field-keywords=electric%20vehicle%20charger&tag=myelecarfor-20" class="interlinkr" target="_blank">charger</a> as EA's 150kW charger, EVGo is cheaper per mile. This works out to about a 43 MPG car (which happens to be what my PHEV gets in CS mode).</span>
That is the point I was making earlier. If you are fuel agnostic and end up choosing by convenience, do you choose the ICE or the EV for road tripping ?
If you are fuel agnostic and only choose by convenience, then cost isn't a consideration. You will always choose EV for local driving and always choose ICE for long distance. You might even buy a PHEV and get both in one car. But if you are going only by cost, the EV is still cheaper on the trip because the first N miles were powered by cheap electricity purchased at home.
I know I don't speak for the general public, but I am neither fuel agnostic nor choosing by convenience. I will go out of my way to avoid burning any gasoline at all. But I have my limit. I will not stop at a L2 and wait while my car charges at 7kW for hours. But I will stop at a 50kW EVGo and wait for an hour to get nearly a full charge. It just takes some planning - stop during a meal and you won't notice any inconvenience.