Not directly affected, yet. The sooner stations get built in the places I routinely travel to, the sooner I can realistically ditch my ICE and get a ZEV*. A Niro BEV is closing in on my requirements/price, although the lack of AWD is a big issue for me. The Nexo FCEV meets my operational requirements but lacks infrastructure and is too expensive, although otherwise is a better match for my needs.GetOffYourGas wrote:You aren’t really affected by this roll out. I understand your reasons, but you don’t have an EV so you are just watching from the sidelines here. Those of us who drive EVs everyday want to see operational chargers!GRA wrote:I'm comfortable with them only updating the 'coming soon' list every three or six months, as long as they actually commission the existing 'coming soon' sites.
My minimum requirement is the ability to make the 207 miles from home over Tioga Pass to Lee Vining un-recharged (assuming QCs will get built there), in any conditions I'm likely to encounter, driving as I normally do with at least a 30 mile reserve, and for at least 15 years. As my current 15+ y.o. ICE is capable of making the round trip un-refueled in anything but poor conditions, I'm willing to accept a significant loss of capability to go ZEV. OTOH, a ZEV that would have more range, allowing me to make it un-recharged the 234 miles to Mammoth Lakes, or the 270 to Bishop, or the 296 to Big Pine, or best of all the 327 to Lone Pine under the same conditions as above but without boosting the price would earn bonus points; anything beyond Lone Pine is gravy.
*My real desire is that convenient ZEV car-sharing and rentals would eliminate any need for me to own a car - I'm most of the way there now.