DougWantsALeaf
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Location: Chicago North Side

UK has more charging stations than gas stations

Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:50 pm

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mirror ... 934596.amp

UK beat the US to the future.

I love how the Leaf gets the photo op in the story.
2019 SV Plus Silver
2013 Leaf SV
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max distance on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max distance on 19 Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh (4.9 KWh remaining)

Tortoisehead77
Posts: 62
Joined: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:59 am
Delivery Date: 31 May 2018
Leaf Number: 307925
Location: Portland, Oregon USA

Re: UK has more charging stations than gas stations

Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:15 pm

Cool

husoi
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:31 am
Delivery Date: 27 Sep 2017
Leaf Number: 073870
Location: Fife, Scotland

Re: UK has more charging stations than gas stations

Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:24 am

After I got my 30 Leaf I was talking to another EV driver and said that petrol stations would decrease and would be a financial life line for private owners to convert the forecourts to EV charging stations.
A ICE takes 3 minutes to fill while you will spend 40 min charging an EV.
If private owners offer a charge in exchange of, say £10 spending on a cafe they will get far more business than what they get at the present.

One point I never saw over the subject is that is far safer for petrol stations charging a EV than selling fuel.
this because, if a driver fills with petrol/diesel he can go away with a full tank and not pay for it. You try and do that with a EV...

DougWantsALeaf
Posts: 1004
Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 8:21 pm
Delivery Date: 18 May 2013
Leaf Number: 407811
Location: Chicago North Side

Re: UK has more charging stations than gas stations

Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:26 am

I have often thought that the come in and buy a coffee model could have been a savior for the dealers. As the EVs require much less maintenance, their service bay revenue (lifeline already for the dealers) will decline. Oddly concessions could pick up for it. Already most dealers have nice waiting areas with coffee and snacks, why not make it even more of an experience while you take 30 minutes to charge?

As dealers are spread throughout the country, they are in themselves part of the charging backbone, at least without GM and Nissan.

Just my 2 cents/pence
2019 SV Plus Silver
2013 Leaf SV
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max distance on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max distance on 19 Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh (4.9 KWh remaining)

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