Sound like a result of https://media.electrifyamerica.com/en-us/releases/119
(" Electrify America Launches New Enterprise Offering Customized Business-to-Business Charging Solutions") which is kinda laughable considering the not so great reliability of their hardware when you arrive to try charging. And, the hardware can be in the ground yet not operational for many many months.
As as a result of submitting input from for their next phase, i was invited to a webinar that happened this morning but it was too early in the morning for me, so I passed. I would've been too tired for either it or my actual day job (as a result) anyway. I wonder if there will be a recording that I can access.
From the above press release:
Reston, VA (October 27, 2020) – Electrify America today announced the launch of Electrify Commercial, a new business unit designed to deliver turn-key electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions to utilities, fleet owners and operators, government entities and businesses seeking to manage their own network of chargers.
At https://www.chevybolt.org/threads/elect ... nar.36895/
were some details about the webinar that I missed.
They also shared a key detail that explains a bit about how and why they've developed their network in the way they have. They are tasked EV infrastructure "investments" and with creating a self-sustaining network. Essentially, when their funding runs out, the network needs to be able operate profitably and sustainably. That explains why they've focused on higher traffic corridors with larger EV owning populations. One of the biggest threats to that long-term profitability and sustainability is demand fees. In one real-world example of a charging site in Utah, they are paying $8.55 per kWh dispensed after demand fees, and they are installing grid-tied batteries in order to offset those costs (they stated 80% or 90% of a charging station's costs are due to demand fees).