BMW/Bosch is releasing a 24kW DC charger for only $6548. Previously the cheapest DC charger on the market was the 44kW Nissan Advanced DC Quick Charger at $15,500 (the cheaper $9,900 Basic version never came out). This charger is suitcase-sized, only 100 lbs and can be wall mounted (vs the 441 lbs human-sized pedestal charger for the Nissan). Also IP54 outdoor rated (vs IP44 for the Nissan charger). Obviously it uses a SAE Combo1 CCS connector (not CHAdeMO) to be compatible with the i3. It uses ChargePoint or ChargeNow cards and BMW is offering free DC charging through 2015. https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/usa/pressDetail.html?title=bmw-unveils-bmw-i-dc-fast-chargers-and-chargenow-dc-fast-program-at-plug-in-2014&outputChannelId=9&id=T0189823EN_US&left_menu_item=node__5236 This shows BMW is actually quite serious about providing DC charging for the i3 to go head to head with the Leaf (I didn't expect this from BMW). For such a cheap price (and being relatively compact and wall-mounted), I would not be surprised to see this installed in every dealer that carries the i3.