Are they needed at petrol stations? Doesn't take that long to pump petrol into a car either, yet they all have them.Are they really needed? I takes like 30 seconds to plug-in max. You can do the app stuff in your car. Sure, it'd be nice and I'm sure it's better for the machines but not of huge importance IMO.
But looking forward to the new services, as a Rugby resident I'll probably never really need them unless my home charger stops working. Though I'm still looking for that first faster than 50kWh charge on the ID.3, so maybe next time I get home in single digits I'll pop over there and give them a shot.
Also, surely couldn't add much to the cost of a rapid charger install could it? You could probably get something that would do the job from B&Q for 50 quid or so...