- Oct 9, 2021
- 18' Model 3 LR
- 21' Model 3 SR+
Consumers face hurdles with EV charging—not the least of which are visible prices and 'round-the-clock availability.
I'd agree with that.They definitely are far behind right now in terms of:
1) ability to pay cash, credit card, by phone, etc.
2) lack of other amenities offered such as drinks, snacks, bathrooms, etc.
3) not nearly as many
4) lack of road tools such as windshield washers, paper towels, etc.
Thats a good one, hadn't thought about the chargers being down. Tesla somehow escapes this for the most part as I've only found a few Superchargers not functioning. But EVGo, Electrify America, etc. i find alot."Open chargers" is my concern, coupled with charger reliability. Lots of reviews on plugshare.com about down chargers or high-capacity chargers limited to slow rates. That's a serious problem for where we plan to drive an EV given how sparse the charger network is here.
One review I read for a location we were familiar with said they were stranded because all the chargers were down, of four, and they had to spend the night at the hotel across the street plugged into their 110V to complete enough of their trip to get to the next charger.
Damage reports for unmonitored chargers are on the upswing, too. Even experienced EV drivers such as Tesla owners seem to be getting careless about potential damage. Just yesterday, out of the six chargers at a nearby hotel, two had the cords/connectors dropped on the ground and were either damaged in the drop or run over.