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Chargepoint Express Plus: First true Tesla Supercharger competitor 400KW

Discussion in 'Supercharging & Charging Infrastructure' started by JoRey, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. mspohr

    mspohr Well-Known Member

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    The California Republic is in charge of most of the VW money.
     
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    mspohr Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. McRat

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    That perhaps is even less safe than having Exxon in charge. Let's see how much ends up diverted for pet projects and hiring.
     
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    That's fantastic news. Few entities have more balls when it comes to progressive policies.
     
  5. TexasEV

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    Or wasteful spending.
     
  6. mspohr

    mspohr Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    Don't confuse lack of apparent short term ROI with lack of long term sociopolitical benefit.
     
  8. McRat

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    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.
     
  9. RubberToe

    RubberToe Supporting the greater good

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    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.
     
  11. TonyWilliams

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    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".
     
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    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?
     
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    IIRC, at the unveiling they said units would be available for installation in July.
     
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