Scaramanga wrote:IssacZachary wrote:Sadly where I live there are no DCQC stations anywhere nearby.
What part of then world do you live in & do you think that DCQC will remain an urban phenomenon?
Gunnison, CO, USA. And by DCQC I meant CHAdeMO stations. There is a DCQC Tesla station in Grand Junction about 130 miles northwest (but that doesn't do me any good).
- The closest CHAdeMO station is east of here in Pueblo, 160 miles away. Then there are some along I-25 north of there up into the Denver area.
- The next closest is north of here in Aspen, 175 miles away if I can make it to the L2 station in Paonia, 87 miles away. Otherwise it's about 250 miles away the long way around.
- Going south the closest CHAdeMO is in Santa Fe, NM, 260 miles away.
- If I want to head west the closest CHAdeMO is in Provo, UT, about 370 miles away.
As of now, the J1772 stations are still a novelty. Many of the ones that were installed around here were installed last year. And so far these were from county efforts. I can foresee L2 stations popping up sometime in the future in Delta and Ouray. But from there it looks a bit bleak to me. So far I've counted 3 Leafs (mine and 2 others) in my town and one other Leaf in the county, which makes 4 total. I've also seen one Volt. The other 3 Leafs are S's without CHAdeMO. Looks like I have the only CHAdeMO port on a vehicle in the county! One of the Leaf owners (actually she leases) said she was going to lease a Bolt next when her Leaf lease expires. The other two Leaf owners, like me, bought their Leafs to keep.
So far it looks like the EV market here is very slow growing, and therefore the charging infrastructure is too. Now it's time for businesses to take a look at putting in J1772 stations. So far there is one business that did over in Salida and another in Buena Vista. There's also a Hotel in Grand Junction that did. But I'm a bit pessimistic that others will catch on soon. Colorado is trying to get more DCQC stations along it's interstate highways. But I'm sure we'll still be behind other places like California for several years to come.