With longer battery ranges and faster battery charges, the dynamics of public EV charging are changing, and along with that, so are the standards (or lack thereof) for the price of a charge.
Chances are, if you've made it to this blog post you already know the high-level benefits of driving electric. But what is the technical explanation behind EVs and their success, and why didn’t someone think of them sooner?
We knew that Tesla made J1772 to Tesla adaptors so that Teslas could use the extensive public “universal” charging network. But a JDapter Stub is now on the market. Non-Teslas can now use Tesla AC Charging Stations (but not Tesla Superchargers). Because it’s so new, the price definitely exceeds the Tesla converter’s affordable $95, but with the potential of free Tesla charging, it may be worth it.
Hello EV drivers! As you all know, California, Georgia, and Hawaii have all embraced the growing plug-in vehicle market. But did you know that New York wants to put more electric vehicles on its roads, too? New York State is aware of the electric future, and does not want to lag behind. So far, it has coupled electric vehicles to its OneNYC plan and ChargeNY initiative to work toward achieving its primary goal of becoming the most sustainable big city in the world.
There’s a perception, correct or not, that EV drivers are a certain kind of person. Perhaps a person with certain kinds of disposable income and certain political views. Maybe you associate that person with the people around my office in Ponce City Market in Atlanta. So let’s get out of there and away from that stereotype. In fact, let’s go all the way up 85 and 985 and then a ways up 441 to Clayton, Georgia.
The EV market is growing, but there are not enough chargers to serve the market. So what does this mean for EV drivers? Well, there are two primary pain points that come up. We like to call them ‘range anxiety’ and ‘charge anxiety.’ You can call them whatever you want, but at the end of the day, it is inhibiting the EV market.