SageBrush wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:20 pm
DougWantsALeaf wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:16 pm
Chademo is not diminishing...at least not yet.
I don't know of any CHAdeMO being removed, but it sure is being neglected, and the other standards are expanding much, much faster.
If your competitor is accelerating and you are not, you are for all intents going backwards.
I actually know of what looks like at least three CHAdeMO only chargers that are now gone in the Bay Area. I used one of them before and it was at a Walgreens. One was free and the other was on Blink, IIRC. Not sure if the first one was physically removed but it's no longer on Plugshare. The other I'm pretty sure was physically removed (was at a busy mall).
Nissan corporate used to have a research office in Sunnyvale. I've been inside for numerous EVents. They did have a free to use CHAdeMO only charger outside that anyone could use. It was removed. They did that well before they moved locations.
I know of a fourth one at another Walgreens that I used to use. It also dropped off Plugshare but I was able to see it in Google Street View. If I'm ever in that area again, I might drop by to see if it still exists/still appears to work. I can't test it as I haven't had a CHAdeMO car since July 2015.
As for expanding faster, the only one (excluding Tesla) who is doing that is VW-owned Electrify America. Nobody else (non-Tesla) so far has been stacking the deck in the US like that.