garygid wrote:Are there provisions for ongoing maintenance?
Every site takes on responsibility for maintenance and regular safety testing as part of the donation agreement. Nothing new or different about this because these sites do this anyway for all electrical equipment.
garygid wrote:Is each host location paying for the electricity?
Yes, the site is paying for electricity. To date none of the sites want to charge for electricity directly but instead roll it into another service (eat, drink, sleep, play, etc.).
I play a little game when I visit sites... I try to find a bottle of mineral water on the menu that's cheaper than the amount a site will pay to recharge a Leaf... I haven't found one in almost 100 site visits.
garygid wrote:How are you handling the parking spaces being ICEd?
Every site takes on responsibility for allocating preferential parking to EV as part of the donation agreement. We will also supply clear signage for the spots as well.
garygid wrote:How about ICE RVs, Caravans, etc. using the free electricity for free overnight camping, heating, or air conditioning?
Every site has a 'managed' car park in so much as the management team can monitor the charging station in some way. Obviously, if they experience abuse then they simply turn off the power.
This will become even less of an issue as we move towards EV specific connectors ("Type 2 or "mennekes" in Q1 next year).