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Will Gas Stations ever offer EV Charging?

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by Tozla, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. Tozla

    Tozla Member

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    I seem to spend a lot of money on drinks and snacks at my local gas station. I often wonder if it would be viable for these stations to offer a few car spaces for EV charging. I bet you the patrons charging up their EVs are likely to also spend money in the store while waiting.
     
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    The Coop gas station in Salmon Arm BC offers Charging.
     
  3. Tozla

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    Nice! Do they charge or do they bank on you spending $$$ in their store?
     
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    It's a third party charger that you need to register for.
     
  5. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    This is the cat's meow for combined supercharger/gas station/convience store
    Supercharger - Napa (LIVE 07/11/2016)

    The superchargers in Lovelock and Winnemucca, NV are also at gas stations
     
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  6. Tozla

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    The station might be getting a cut or au least charging rent for the space. I will be nice once the gas stations embrace the growing EV market.
     
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    Electric cars could be charged at Shell service stations from 2017
     
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    Larger convenience stores claim that they make no profit on selling the gasoline. I can imagine that they will start selling electricity at cost sooner or later.
     
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    The Comber Ontario SuperCharger is at the back of a PetroCan gas station. Also the Big Timber Montana SuperCharger is located at a gas station.
     
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    I clicked on this thread intending to write that it seemed unlikely that gas station would offer EV charging due to the space needed. I'm really glad to see that my first idea was wrong, and that gas stations are indeed starting to offer charging. It seems unlikely to me that Tesla would ever install superchargers on the secondary roads I take when I go up to Canada for hiking, so I imagined I'd never be able to drive electric on those trips. This thread leaves me hopeful that perhaps gas stations on my routes will one day offer fast charging. (Slow charging would not get me to switch from the stinker to the EV for those trips. They already take six hours. I'd happily stop for a half an hour, rest, visit the facilities, eat a sandwich; but I would not be willing to turn a six-hour trip into a ten-hour trip by using RV-level charging.)
     
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    The Cordes Lakes SC in Arizona (on I-17 between Phoenix and Flagstaff) is located adjacent to both a Shell and Chevron station. It's a lonesome piece of interstate with no other options for food or drinks.
     
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    Yes, there are others. . . West Wendover NV is right at a Chevron station. If you think about it, parking spaces do not take up much room. Like was said above, the gas station/convenience store could sell the juice at cost plus a couple of cents. The trick would be to have fast charging and turn the spaces over within 30-45 minutes.
     
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    Whatever happened to Sheetz talking to Tesla about putting Superchargers in all their convenience stores / gas stations?
     
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