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)