TomT wrote:Exactly! When I have to charge away from home, I seek out QCs... L2 is just too much of a nuisance on many levels...
Well, when there's a charger at your destination, that's as good as (or better than) a quick charger 2 miles away.
Shoot, just the other day I chose to use a L2 station over a QC station even though the stations were right next to each other, I was only staying for an hour and I needed a charge to get home (and yes, I only have 16A charging!).
Why? The L2 station cost $1.50/hr and the QC station cost $4.95 to plug-in + $0.20 / minute and I only needed about 10 miles to give me the range I needed to get home. In this case - I very happily paid $0.45 / kWh.
johnrhansen wrote:I think my days of charging away from home are numbered. I charge at home mostly anyway. Just too expensive. If it costs the same as driving a small ice car, why not drive a small ice car and not worry about the range restrictions?
Because for most EV owners, they charge mostly at home so the cost of an occasional charge at "expensive" public stations has a negligible effect on total operating costs.
ColumbiaRiverGorge wrote:This is why I prefer Aerovirnment. $20 a month for unlimited L2 & QCs.
This plan would cost me $20 often when I don't use a public charging station at all. A year would cost me $240. I probably only spend about $50/year on "expensive" public charging stations.
walterbays wrote:If Blink is smart they will offer a plan alternative similar to Aerovirnment or to eVgo's apartment plan. Then they can get both the higher price from people like me who charge in public 1-5% of the time, and also get the dependable revenue stream from people who charge in public 50-100% of the time.
Blink certainly does need a volume discount plan for high volume customers. The current rates are OK for light users, but for frequent users it is too expensive.