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Old 12-08-2021, 10:25 AM   #1
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This should improve the electric vehicle charging infrastructure issues in the US.

For the EV RV nerds out there like me.

Interesting article on power companies (finally) coming together to improve the charging infrastructure issues In the US.

https://electrek.co/2021/12/08/53-us...y-end-of-2023/
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Invester Owned Utilities using TAX Payers Monies to build THEIR charging stations for THEIR Profit.....$7.5 billion for charging networks.
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Do Tesla's really charge up for free?
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Do Tesla's really charge up for free?
Nope. In the early years they did but not for the last 3 or 4 years. We pay every time.
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Are EV owners charged for the time they occupy a charging stall after charging has completed? In other words, is there a penalty for not moving on?
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Are EV owners charged for the time they occupy a charging stall after charging has completed? In other words, is there a penalty for not moving on?
Yep. Itís never happened to us but itís pricey. Itís something like 50 cents per minute if not busy or a buck a minute if busy. If we know we are going to have a sit down lunch that takes awhile we try to pick non tesla DC fast chargers as they tend to be slower. Of course you can see the state of charge on the App. If the restaurant is close you can just pop outside and move the car. There is always a few minutes of grace.
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What areas of the country have the highest EV charging prices and which have the lowest? Which are the most heavily subsidized by the taxpayer? Is the non-driving public subsidizing charging stations and rates through billing of their residential service?
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What areas of the country have the highest EV charging prices and which have the lowest? Which are the most heavily subsidized by the taxpayer?
No idea. I’m not american. Here the energy prices you pay at the charger are not subsidized. It’s between you and the vendor.

Keep in mind that DC fast chargers are rarely used by daily drivers. The vast amount of charging is done at home and goes on your home power bill. Dc fast chargers are generally only used on road trips.
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Do you have to notify your homeowner's insurance carrier of your intention to "refuel" your vehicle indoors and on a regular basis? Do you have to post a notice for first responders that lithium batteries may be on charge, similar to the oxygen in use placards? How does your province handle the loss of revenue displaced by EV vehicles that pay no liquid motor fuels tax?
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Do you have to notify your homeowner's insurance carrier of your intention to "refuel" your vehicle indoors and on a regular basis? Do you have to post a notice for first responders that lithium batteries may be on charge, similar to the oxygen in use placards? How does your province handle the loss of revenue displaced by EV vehicles that pay no liquid motor fuels tax?
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Since you reside in one of the Northern Provinces, what has your experience been with range when heat is required for deicing or personal comfort?
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Since you reside in one of the Northern Provinces, what has your experience been with range when heat is required for deicing or personal comfort?
Weíll, straight up, we live in the BC interior where itís not that cold. A bad winter day is like minus 20 C here. Most winter days donít get below minus 10 C. So for us it hasnít been a problem. It doesnít take much energy to keep a car cabin warm. Less than a kwh draw. The biggest loss is just that batteries donít operate as well at minus 20. I would say we lose about a third of our range on cold winter days. Vehicles with heap pumps do better than those with resistance heaters down to a certain point. We try to avoid toad trips in the winter but if we have to go we count on an extra 15 minute supercharger stop on a certain 480 kilometre road trip we do. Itís not a big deal for us as we like to refill the coffee cup and empty the bladder anyway. But it might be an issue for some depending on their travelling style.
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