TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

The Accenture Report on EV pilots

Discussion in 'Technical' started by malcolm, Feb 17, 2011.

Tags:
  1. Nik

    Nik Dreaming no more :-(

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Messages:
    244
    Location:
    Cambridge, UK
    Very interesting. They seem to conclude that public infrastructure will have to remain publicly funded for the foreseeable future, but are ignoring the opportunity for service providers to attract customers to visit/remain at their facilities while they charge. UK supermarkets frequently run significant discount schemes for petrol & diesel for those spending more than a set amount in their stores - the value of these on a full tank of either would exceed the total cost of charging a LEAF, and would be close to the cost of fully charging a Roadster.

    They're also very positive about the battery-swap model, reporting very positive responses to the Better Place Tokyo Taxi Trial. At 59 seconds per swap, it seems ideally suited to high-usage fleets of vehicles operating around a small number of hubs. The practicality of running the system with a diverse fleet of privately-owned individuals aren't addressed.

    Also absent was any discussion about the issue of differing connector standards, as far as I could tell.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC