joewaters wrote:Sorry kikngas, the Northbrook referred to here is a suburb of Chicago, not Rochester.
joewaters wrote:With the current pricing structure on QC charging in Chicago, most of us prefer to charge at home anyway.
I actually think this is the desirable price point. I just paid $.49 per kWh just for L2 (that's about 5x the cost of electricity in the area), to go beyond my range on the holiday. And thinking about it later, that's pretty "expensive" (on par with cost per mile for gas). But, at this point, I'm glad to pay it. It was the only charge location "along" my route (once I rerouted) that is truly within reach of my home, even in winter weather. So I'm glad to support it. And I am hopeful that I paid enough to keep it available over the long term. But I have not found a way to know how many others are using it, or locate an owner to offer a donation or a proposal to add more.
You can imagine what would happen if the QC were free. So, free is too cheap. I am assuming the price available is still low enough that, in a pinch, when you're a bit low and without a lot of time, you'd pay it just for the 10min. or so (wish they'd all standardize on pricing per kWh, but, esp. with the QCs it seems they like to price per "session") to relieve the doubts about getting the rest of your errands run and getting home. So this leaves it available to you for that one day a year that it simplifies your daily life, but also highly available for travelers (who are more willing to pay for the speed and faster continuation on their route, and whose only alternative is going to be public L2).
I started a new thread for the funding new locations
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 27#p401497