I couldn't agree more with everything you said. I have never been able to use chademo because it was either broken or there was a line of cars waiting to use it. The other problem is the uninformed (95%) trying to charge to 100% on chademo.KJD wrote: The main problem with CHAdeMO chargers is that they are broken most of the time. There are probably 8 or 10 of them here in Utah and as of today I think there is exactly one that works right now. All of these units have had multiple problems and Nissan does nothing to fix them. ABB does nothing to fix them. The Nissan sales people are as frustrated as I am on this.
How many CHAdeMO chargers are open 24x7 ? Not very many.
Nissan has some work to do if they ever want to expand the EV market beyond niche status.
A LEAF with 180 mile range might help people forget how bad the charging stations are.
I really, really hope for a 160+ mile Leaf. I'm fairly certain the Tesla will be at least $12k more with supercharging enabled, which is more than I want to spend.