More on Charging for a EV Charge
In our prior post Electric Car Charging Station Rates – Free or to Charge? we explored in detail some of our thoughts on the subject. In a new post today @ Green Car Reports is the announcement about the quick charge network starting up fees for the the Northwest electric highway.
Charging for a charge. It’s a tough road to hoe as people buy electric cars mainly to save a lot of money as compared to paying for gas. Sure they are better for the environment, etc, but paying $45 in electricity vs $300.00 a month in gas? We know what the real reason is. Getting anywhere close the price of gas may be a tough sell. As is discussed a bit in the article, we keep wondering why Nissan and others don’t follow Tesla’s example and just pay to get quick charging up and going nationwide without cost. The up front cost is expensive, but it could be baked into the price of the vehicles themselves. For example, Both Nissan and Chevy already charge extra for the quick charge option. What about adding another $500 for free lifetime quick charging? The truth is that about 90% of all charging is done at home, so that $500.00 should cover more than the life of the car of public quick charging for most people.