You can still have viable and it not be a profit center... Not recommendable but the point should have been to make VW pay a substantial to prevent there shitty stratuga Wow!!! I love how weak-ass people like to you like to make civil discussions personal. Instead, you could have actually use your brain to process and analyze what you read. You on the other-hand, appear to be a part of the general population who believes that everything written down is either "the truth" or "the right thing to do" . You Sir! Are nothing but a sheep who follows and agrees with anything an "authority figure" dishes out to you. The DOJ's actions were meant to inflect punitive damages for VW. (To the original posters point) No one disagrees that the push to make VW provide universal public EV charging is a good thing. The issue that was pointed out by the the original poster and I was that there should have been restrictions on VW profiting on EV Charging. This would have been very simple and legal including legal language with percentage of profits diverted to say environment improvements (other than what was already included), time limitations on profit diversions, caps on how much profit could be diverted, not allowing any tax write offs associated with VW's Electrify America and quarterly audits to ensure VW was not gaming to system yet again. Instead VW will overtime have a very large profit center in EV charging infrastructure and will be able to recoup all their capital investments including all costs associated with the DOJ's actions. Thus overtime VW will have affectively paid "ZERO" in punitive damages. @tomc603 You Sir, are very short sighted and thoughtless. Cheers & Charge On!