I'm conflicted on this one. On the one hand, I'd like to see private enterprise putting up chargers; while I'm dubious about the viability of the charging business--that is, I'm not sure ChargePoint et al will survive long-term as demonstrated by the previous failures of various charging companies--I think there is a market for a group of merchants to install a charger as a way to lure potential customers into the merchants neighborhood. On the other hand, S'toon is right private enterprise won't step in until it's fairly certain that chargers can somehow be viable, either on their own or in drawing in enough customers to a neighborhood to justify the neighborhood/merchants investing the money for the charger. The fact that Tesla is having to build out its own charging network rather demonstrates that most other businesses don't see the value, at least not yet. Yes, Tesla is a private enterprise, but it can only do so much (228 superchargers in North America to date). So, perhaps having gov't install chargers in gov't lots is one way of "accelerating the transition to sustainable transport", to borrow a phrase, since what we really need to relieve people's range anxiety is LOTS of chargers.