I am very curious to see if there is a business model for EA to have with the free standing stations. They seem to break quite often. I also hope that with enough Nissan, Mitsubishi, and Tesla traffic as well as increasing competition from EVGO, the economics will drive better availability of Chademo.
EV sales will have to continue to climb quite a bit before they hit the profitability threshhold. Between Leaf, IPace, eTron, Bolt, eGolf, eMini, all the PHEVs, Tesla with adapter, etc.. they are not there yet.
As for Chademo, I do see more and more Tesla check ins at the EA stations. While the Tesla Chademo adapter limits draw to 50 kilowatts, the Chademo's generally go higher. I haven't quick charged at one in a while, but still have 73 kilowatts as my peak draw on the newer EA stations. The couple others I have tried have both been in the mid 50's.
Hopefully we can start a new thread soon on the new EVGO stations. Also, Iowa is building out a quick charge network across its interstates.
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