https://chargedevs.com/features/nrg-evg ... interview/...In order for a network to be successful, it needs to serve the customer where and when they need it. We have found that what drivers want is ease of access and something to do while they charge.
...We have a number of important factors we consider in charger placement, everything from safety to ease of access to hours of availability. The placement of a Freedom Station is generally within feet, not miles, of a major thoroughfare or freeway...
In practice, however many of their DCs in the San Francisco Bay area are adoptees, poorly located at Nissan dealerships.
Other of their DCs are placed at places where parking time frequently exceeds the required charging time, such as shopping centers, inviting abuse by those who leave their BEVs unattended for long periods.
And the pricing structure means charges per kWh for occasional users are quite high, especially if you only need a quickie charge of a few minutes, to pick up a few kWh.