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Re: The Competition: 6.6kW Charging

Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:55 am

garygid wrote:It is not really L1, but "120v socket", since YOU have to supply the L1 EVSE.

What they SHOULD do is also install a 240v AC socket at the same time.

The spot should/will be posted for use only by on-site customers, I suspect.

Then, there is the considerable income stream derived from having violating vehicles towed away. :D

1. You're right, of course. I should have said "NEMA5-20R" (BYOE) ... otherwise L1 would imply an available J-plug. (BYOE = Bring-Your-Own-EVSE)
2. Yes ! How about NEMA14-50R as "standard" ?
3. How does the driver "prove" that ? ( A receipt or "card" obtained from the cashier ? Displayed on the dashboard ?)
4. That's not an income stream to the business ... only the tow-company, right ? (Or is there a "kick-back" or family business model implied :lol: )
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Re: The Competition: 6.6kW Charging

Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:08 am

LEAFer wrote:4. That's not an income stream to the business ... only the tow-company, right ? (Or is there a "kick-back" or family business model implied :lol: )
Kickback. (Not that I'm accusing this McDonald's of running a towing racket!) In another city the towing rackets became imfamous. Businesses that closed at 5pm located next to busy evening entertainment businesses would post inconspicuous no-parking signs. Tow truck operators would watch in hiding until someone left a car, and then as soon as they stepped inside the building, tow it away. Revenue was split between the tower and the parking lot owner.
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