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New details were just revealed about VW's big plans for installing EV charging across the U.S. including a Tesla-like highway fast DC charging network usable by Bolt EV drivers in the not too distant future.

This article is for folks who think the Bolt is destined to remain a city-car useful for commuting and is limited to charging at home.

http://www.hybridcars.com/vw-reveals-nationwide-ev-charging-plans/
 

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This will go a long way in helping other brands become more competitive because Tesla is still the best option when it comes to charging infrastructure. Now VW is being made to add 2,500 non-proprietary EV chargers at over 450 station sites. Something good came out of diesel gate!
 

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New details were just revealed about VW's big plans for installing EV charging across the U.S. including a Tesla-like highway fast DC charging network usable by Bolt EV drivers in the not too distant future.

This article is for folks who think the Bolt is destined to remain a city-car useful for commuting and is limited to charging at home.

http://www.hybridcars.com/vw-reveals-nationwide-ev-charging-plans/
From the article: "In order to promote public awareness of electric vehicles, VW plans to spend about $20 million of its California budget and a further $25 million or so from its non-California national budget. About half of that spending would go towards television ads beginning this fall"

How about spending all the money on infrastructure. Then promote public awareness of electric vehicles when actual charging capability exists instead of saying "in the future". All manufacturers should "promote public awareness of electric vehicles".
 

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I can kind of understand why they want to use some of those funds for public awareness since there are still potential buyers out there who don't know much about the Bolt or what the charging infrastructure looks like/will look like. Just don't think they need $20 million to do it...

ON the bright side, their chargers may be a step in making public charging less confusing.

The new electric chargers are expected to support flexible payment schemes including both simple credit cards and subscription-based plans. VW said they aim to create shared billing agreements with other charging providers. This presumably would be similar to or include the ROEV Association being created to link the billing systems of ChargePoint and EVgo.
 
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