Graycenphil wrote:Why do these chargers always take so incredibly long to install? It's not rocket science, is it?
I know a home charger is much simpler, but I installed my own charger in about a day, which included building it. And I'm not a rocket scientist.
I'm sure it has to do with permitting and other processes. I.e. once you get teh approval to do the project, you then have to have digsafe come and mark for any trenching, then someone has to lay out all the conduit etc and leave it visible for the inspector to verify before it gets closed up... then once closed up, electrician comes and finishes his work, then another inspection - and I'm sure there are more steps than this. However, coordinating this is likely not simple. IF a firm were highly motivated I'm sure they could get it done very quickly, but what is their hurry?
This all assumes that the financing is all worked out - private businesses can do it fairly quickly, but if any government money is involved (and generally there is) then you have yet another process to go through. Apply for the 'grant' or whatever, get review, get approval, then start project, then get that final inspection/verification before going live etc....
I suspect those designing these layouts are largely thinking "of the future use" more than the immediate needs of current EV drivers. I.e. not really concerned about rapid roll-out as much as rapid announcement of the vision to encourage the market.