I really wonder if L2 charging makes any sense at all for businesses, etc. It matters greatly for 24 kWh Leafs and other short-range EV's, but as battery prices continue to fall and cars approach 300 mile ranges at reasonable cost, I think we'll see two types of chargers:DaveinOlyWA wrote: ↑Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:43 amAfter 2012, I never use L2 at dealerships. You do have it made as E. Kansas/MO is an oasis of charging. Our public utility despite having much greater resources is still dragging its feet limiting us to a handful of L2's at a few of its offices and free/discounted EVSEs...Lothsahn wrote: ↑Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:46 amCan't speak for others, but the L2 charger at my dealership has 2 spots. 1 is always open. Never been broken. The other is sometimes filled by a dealer Leaf, but I'm sure they'd move it if I asked. Their layout was actually pretty good--the other charging location isn't technically a parking spot (it's part of a double-wide roundabout), so nobody would park there unless they're charging a Leaf. For that reason, the spot never gets ICEd.danrjones wrote: ↑Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:05 amI second this list. When I took my leaf in for service a month ago, I needed to fast charge to get back home. The fast charger at my Nissan dealer is broken and they said they have no plan to fix it. So I went across the street and fast charged at a Honda Dealer. Now, I will say my dealer was nice and when they were not working on the car, plugged into a Lvl2 in their back lot to finish the charging for me. But still...
Granted, I live in Missouri, not LA, where things are very different. We have a huge network of charging stations built by the local utility, and 80% of the spots are free at any given time. They're often ICEd, but it doesn't matter because there's still a spot. Only once in 2 years have I taken the last charging spot at any location.
They are getting into the game but the pace is ridiculously slow. They just started a charging monitoring program complete with reduced rates when you charge your EV.
1) Home/Apartment/Residence L1/L2 charging
2) L3 charging (for road trips)
I agree it's nice that we have a large amount of L2 charging spots in my area, but they don't seem financially viable, and once you have a 300+ mile range EV, who cares anyway? Just plug it in at home and let it charge up.