2018 Bolt EV Premier Nightfall Gray
If Tesla owners greatest concern is slower charging EVs delaying their use of SC plugs, doesn't the same hold true for EVs that can charge at 150kW being blocked from using EA plugs while waiting for a Tesla to charge at 50kW on a CHAdeMO plug? Forget all the business model stuff, that is a totally different subject to those in line waiting for a charge.No, the EA sites are clearly for all EV's and a pay as you go type service. It's not the same as the pricing model in the SC's. Night and day difference. Just my opinion.
In many ways, time based charging fees iron things out a little. Slower charging cars pay more /kWh that the faster charging cars on time based plugs, so they contribute more to the ROI and make it possible for faster charging EV to get a boost subsidized in part by the higher relative fees a slower charging car pays.
I am actually surprised EA doesn't charge more for the higher powered chargers, regardless of the vehicles take rate. If/when /lWh rates take hold, a concurrent time based charge that varies by EVSE capability would encourage slower charging cars to use the slower plugs. We actually see quite a few kWh + time Chargepoint units in CO, a trend maybe?