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Discussion in 'Supercharging & Charging Infrastructure' started by JoRey, Jan 5, 2017.
The California Republic is in charge of most of the VW money.
For a 20 MPG car equivalent to the Tesla, gas at $3.00 costs 0.15 a mile. About the same as electricity at 0.45 kWh.
That perhaps is even less safe than having Exxon in charge. Let's see how much ends up diverted for pet projects and hiring.
That's fantastic news. Few entities have more balls when it comes to progressive policies.
Or wasteful spending.
Well, it looks like VW is actually in charge of spending the money (subject to the court order).
VW Subsidiary To Carry Out $2 Billion ZEV And Awareness Programs - HybridCars.com
Also, this is interesting:
Part of the settlement will be launching the “Green City” program in a California city to pilot future concept vehicles and mobility services. These may include a zero emission shuttle service, a carsharing program using electric vehicles, or a ZEV transit program.
Green City would be part of the California settlement, where $800 million of the $2 billion portion of the overall settlement will be invested in California.
Don't confuse lack of apparent short term ROI with lack of long term sociopolitical benefit.
We don't need a green city. We need EV infrastructure and incentives to promote EV adoption, not for a rich suburb, but for the whole state.
Being discussed in some detail in this thread:
VW Fallout: $2.0 Billion for ZEV Infrastructure Buildout
I generally do not use these services unless it is an absolute emergency. And my point is that I am not alone in this behavior. I am, one suspects, part of a sizable cohort of BEV owners who feel paid EVSE stations are a rip off.
OTOH I have found that as Level 2 EVSEs have sprouted in various places, they are generally free to use, which is nice.
I'm well aware of what I dubbed long ago the "Just-Drive-The-Prius(tm)" crowd. Somehow, your transportation energy should be provided by somebody else, or you'll just drive the gasoline car.
My answer is, "please do".
To be honest it looks like it is still a concept. This was unveiled at a trade show... are any of them are actually in service?
IIRC, at the unveiling they said units would be available for installation in July.