[Oeva-list] Under utilized expensive charging stations

Bill Meyer bill.meyer at coho.net
Wed Oct 28 18:02:44 PDT 2015

Trimet may be trying to appease public anger at empty EV-only parking 
spaces. But as Patrick points out, EV drivers need an effective safety 
net with available spaces, thus underutilized, thus expensive. (Or cheap 
but inconvenient, but then there is no profit for the EVSE provider.)
Don - $12 is much cheaper than being late to work.

Those who charge at home only need the safety net, but apartment 
dwellers and those who park on the street need cheap AND convenient 
charging away from home. We can hope for that from supportive employers 
but not from an overcrowded mass transit station.

   - Bill

On 10/28/2015 4:46 PM, Theoldcars at aol.com wrote:
> 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 
> expensive vehicle.

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