[Oeva-list] Under utilized expensive charging stations
Theoldcars at aol.com
Theoldcars at aol.com
Wed Oct 28 16:46:21 PDT 2015
This is just so disappointing to hear.
So do I understand this correctly?
The plan is to charge EV drivers 2 hours x $ 2 = 4 dollars then 8 x $1 = 8
Total of charging and parking an EV is 12 dollars in 10 hours.
As Myles points out, what would you expect to happen
This takes the most efficient vehicle and cleanest, to the become most
Actually the reasoning to build light rail, does not make sense if you
look at the cost.
1.5 billion dollars for just over seven miles. We could buy a huge fleet of
electric buses for
just the cost of this one short light rail extension.
It would be far less expensive to use electric buses, and not build these
that were based improving over technology of the past.
Advances in batteries or energy storage is going to continue to make huge
If the goal is to move people using electric. EVs do that well, and
would be most logical next step.
In a message dated 10/28/2015 1:15:43 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
oeva-list-request at oeva.org writes:
Parking garage has been full since day 1. Little to no use of EVs in the
parking garage. They reduced the number of EV spaces and still no EVs and
parking lot is full.
Fee for EV is $2 an hour for the first few hours and then goes to $1 an
hour. So not cost effective for an EV driver parking there all day??.
They may reduce further if there is no EV use.
Q: Wasn?t this a predictable outcome or are you surprised?
I think we EV enthusiasts should consider this as a test case. It?s been
just 6 weeks now and already they pulled the trigger on killing EV
exclusive use of parking spaces. But they didn?t stop there---they killed the
ability to even charge an EV!
The Rose Garden has better policies with regard to their significant array
of Blink charging stations. And this is an important comparison: While
it?s rare that EV?s park in the Blink spots, the charge stations continue to
be available, though they are not exclusive for EV?s. TriMet (or Oak
Grove???) didn?t even consider leaving these enabled, choosing to deny the
ability to recharge within weeks of going live. That?s rude and someone should
take this on as an educational opportunity.
Or shall we just throw in the hat and agree that advocating for charge
stations no longer makes sense?
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