My question for you would be, do you want it in dependant even if it meant you had to pay for it? As it stands right now all parties involved get a really great deal. Tesla is getting more than their monies worth in the 2k (you are probably right in that they don't have a "supercharger" account, but you know they are budgeting for it in their costs. They are going to keep spending under a certain amount to ensure that it isn't a drain on their profits. Break-even is what Elon has said to slightly positive.) The location for install is getting a pretty decent deal. Even those at hotels are more likely to get a Tesla owner to stay at that hotel just because they put the charger there. Twice in my trip to FL I saw Tesla'so parked at a hotel charger knowing they were staying overnight there. And the shopping malls... holy cow the amount of money they are going to be pulling in that they wouldn't have otherwise. I spent so much money on pointless things on my trip just because I was bored and had nothing better to do. Finally the driver gets a great deal in that you don't have to pay for driving. Now, if they could charge the same price (maybe slightly more) than I pay for electricity then fine, charge us money for use. But what you see, especially with what we have for public chargers now, is the price for use comes out to nearly the same price as if you were driving an ICE... where is the sense in that? There is no reason it should cost that much to charge your car. Part of that is the terrible business model and part of that is because thesee companies only do charging. Which for them means they have to provide 24/7 support for these things. Tesla is able to wrap all that in with their support for the car itself... making those people that are on call overall cheaper for each service they are providing to the customer. I am all for a third party initiative, but it should be close to similar to how Tesla is doing it now. Unless they can come up with someveryone other model that is even cheaper for the consumer.