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 Post subject: Public charging competition
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 9:59 am 
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After doing some math, Blink is outrageously expensive at $0.49/kWh ($0.59/kWh for non members or DCFC). Home is $0.17/kWh, eVgo DCFC is $0.16/kWh (before membership; after depends on how much you use). How does Blink expect to have any customers at such high cost?

Some others claim "free", but station owners set the price so some charge as high at $15/session with typical being $5/session.

http://sparkev.blogspot.com/2015/05/pub ... socal.html

It seems eVgo, despite their awful billing, may end up being most popular and may become a monopoly. If they continue to offer great deals and services as monopoly, I wouldn't mind, but monopolies inevitably become AT&T of 1980's (or government, eg DMV): high price, bad service.

eVgo's membership fee makes it so that more you use their chargers, the cheaper they get, effectively locking out the competition. Is there any competition to eVgo DCFC on horizon?


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