There are >3x the number of Teslas as other long-distance EVs in this country. It's pretty clear which end the bottlenecks are going to come from.I think it is a little unfortunate (for CCS EV owners) that the adapter is available before SuC opens up for us. With EAs newest equipment, they are enabling power sharing which will perhaps mean a single inverter shared for two stalls, so expansion may be even less costly. BTW, shared power is probably a net positive since few EVs actually use the full 350kW. I understand shared power is primarily for the 350 units, and is dynamic, so as one EV slows at higher SOC, the second will see increasing charging speeds.-
But, it is low trip season, and presumably by next summer, a growing number of CCS sites will be available (due to NEVI funding), and SuC will be adding Magic Docks at more sites).
I spent 15 minutes talking to one of EA's QA execs at Fully Charged in San Diego a few weeks ago. He is quite aware and said one of their biggest problems is heat sensors in the handles that are failing and parts replacements are backed up due to supply chain issues. They have new units that seem to be designed for more reliable service (to be determined), and are stepping up maintenance. Nearly every site has infrastructure in place to expand, most sites at least 2X current size.There are >3x the number of Teslas as other long-distance EVs in this country. It's pretty clear which end the bottlenecks are going to come from.
Meanwhile EA is now down to opening less than one new location a week in CA (22 total from Jan-June). Given the rate at which their units fail, I'd venture there are fewer operational EA units today than their were at the beginning of the year. Not exactly growing to meet demand.
No idea. At one local site, the green up top turned purple months ago but the station still works fine.One of the 4 stations was not lit up green BUT the screen seemed to be normal. I always assumed the green light being on meant it was working and if it was off meant it was not. Anyone have input here?