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Automatic payments accepted by Gen 3 Wall Connector?

beatle

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Aug 31, 2019
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While Tesla may not want this new feature to be a loss leader, I can see them keeping their fee minimal to allow their chargers to penetrate the market. Look at the rate to charge at a supercharger (relatively low or even free) vs. the huge infrastructure investment. In this case, Tesla is not shelling out for any infrastructure - that's on the property owner. They are just using their existing supercharger model to outsource level 2 charging infrastructure.
 

ucmndd

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Mar 10, 2016
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Look at the rate to charge at a supercharger (relatively low or even free) vs. the huge infrastructure investment.
I don’t think you can call Supercharger fees “relatively low” any more with prices brushing $0.40/kWh in California and other places. Not unreasonable given all of the costs that go into building and maintaining the network, but that’s basically equivalent to the price of gas in many places.

I think they’d need to skim 15% just to break even after development costs, transaction fees, customer support (both property owner and end user), and so on.
 
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