The questions posed here are intended as an informal range loosely connected to the main question posed above regards the Ministers recent comments specifically at Rapid Chargers. As such this is going to more focused on the vehicles that use Rapid chargers via Chademo or CCS connectors such as Leaf, Zoe, i3 and e-Up! Etc. Range extenders such as the Volt or Ampera can of course answer if they so wish but the question re Type 2 is more geared to your profile but you may still have an opinion on the other questions asked. While these are intended to get a loose feeling in the aftermath of the Ministers comments it may well help direct a more focussed study in general EV use in the future. While posted by the EVDA it is not intended for purely EVDA members based on SpeakEV.
Feel free to ask further questions if you so feel the need.
So how do EV drivers want to pay for their public charging options? By Time or Kwh?
Department of Transport Minister, Baroness Kramer seems to have stirred up a hornets nest saying Rapid chargers are meant for limited/emergency use only, hence why Chargemaster Plc have to charge (upto)so much at £7.50p Is this right?
Please could you take a few moments to answer these few questions to see if we can get to a common consensus?
Q1) So how do EV drivers want to pay for their Rapid public charging options? By Time or Kwh?
A) By Kwh? If so, how much do you feel is reasonable cost per Kwh?
B) By 30mins + minutes part thereof? If so, how much do you feel is reasonable?
Q2) How do EV drivers want to pay via Type 2 16/30amp posts public charging options? By Time or Kwh?
A) By Kwh? If so, how much do you feel is a reasonable cost per Kwh?
B) By Time? Say by 1hour + minutes part thereof? If so, how much do you feel is reasonable?
Q3) Are the current Leaf sized BEV's really only designed for local ranges or Longer ranges?
A) Yes current BEV's are only really useable for local day to day trips.
B) No! I use my Leaf daily and often into 3 figure mileage levels!
So whats everyones thoughts, do we need a Rapid network or are we fine charging at home at night?
Do you feel the current range of BEV's should be considered only as local range cars rather than cars perfectly able to do long journeys if the ev owner feels the need?
I look forward to you responses!