Government announces £400m electric car scheme - Autoblog UK
Over the next 18 months, around 11,000 charging points are expected to be installed in streets, car parks and big supermarkets. This is on top of those already installed.
Plugs and CarsWho knew?The units I found quite accidentally are Free Juice Bar dual-connector units.Lots of mistakes will be made as public infrastructure is deployed. Charge stations will appear where cars don't. Bad siting or signage will lead to empty or ICEd spaces. And 240V charge stations will appear where 120V outlets would suffice. I've publicly pondered when the first J-plug would appear at an airport long-term parking lot, as there would seem to be little benefit to charging faster if the car is sitting for one or more days. If you're parking in a long term lot, your Tesla will fill up at 120V before you return.
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Where Are the Promised Electric Vehicle Chargers? - voiceofsandiego.org: Letters
...The EV Project is a massive contract awarded to ECOtality by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in August 2009 to install electric vehicle (EV) chargers throughout California and several other states. Although the DOE's grant was for $99.8 million, there was an additional grant of $15 million to expand the project, and the total public and private investment brings the total cost to approximately $230 million. The EV Project covers both in-home chargers and public chargers. While the in-home charger deployment is going well, they are failing on the public charger deployment...
Standard does not real matter. This can easily adapted later. What Elon mentioned is just moving the charger out of the Model S and make it a little bigger like 100kW instead of 20kW and therefore it needs to be DC. Or maybe at the charger-station there will be the chance to feed 5 Model S with AC 20kW or one with DC 100kW.
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Airport long-term parking seems such an exception, and even there, if you have a 300 mile pack, and are just going on a short trip, coming back 48 hours later, 120V Outlets are probably already limiting the possible charge. J1772 EVSE's will surely come down in price, once the quantities are larger. The less expensive ones are already at $751, if not less. (In comparison, the Panasonic/Nissan 120V adapter is $508, according to Plug In America.)
Although the shown J1772 charging points look more expensive than that (yet charging is offered at no additional cost), I wonder why he has to complain about the only three J1772 charging points he could find. It's often more expensive to be the first, and usually the early options are limited. I'm all in favor of not making it a habit to buy super-expensive machines on tax payer cost, so I don't mind if he, in some context, raises that as a concern, but we have to start somewhere, and 120V outlets really aren't the better alternative. Also, in my mind, it would make EVs appear more like toys, than like a cost-effective yet serious alternative to ICEs. It would increase the perception (and actually, the reality) that EVs take long to charge.
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