Good article on future of EV and state of charging infrastructure

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  1. mercat68

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    it's actually pretty good. the first adopters are dealing with the charging infrastructure because they want to.

    as more ev's are sold, infrastructure keeps growing. eventully, blocked and broken chargers will become a thing of the past as governments adapt.

    when 'real' people are ready to try an ev, there will be plenty of charging options. or they won't be ready.

    in the meantime, as a second vehicle for people able to charge at home or work, they are already a great option for those that want them.
     
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    Key quote from the article indicating why "lack of charging stations" is, at best, a temporary problem:
    Don't be surprised if you start seeing electric utilities either start directly building or partnering with companies constructing charging stations.

    Also, its a bit disappointing that the author implies that getting ICE'd is somehow a problem with charger infrastructure rather than poor enforcement of parking rules.
     
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    It has started up here.

    In Quebec, Circuit électrique (Electric Circuit) is Hydro Quebec's charging station division and has DCFC and L2 stations across Quebec and eastern Ontario.

    In BC, BC Hydro is building out a DCFC charging network across BC on their own so you can drive anywhere in BC (currently, as far north as Kitimat, BC).

    Both accounts are compatible with FLO stations.
     
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    Oh yeah, Canada electric prices are so much lower than most of the U.S., its would be stupid not to put a charger on every street corner and highway mile(km)post.
     
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    Oh and Petro Canada is installing DCFC (50kW CHADeMO and 150kW CCS) at their gas stations. (Select ones at first to spread out the cost across all provinces and of course distances).

    That's in addition to Electrify Canada (same as Electrify America... VW Canada is doing the same thing up here) installing DCFCs, Sun Country (Canadian distributor of Clipper Creek) installing L2s as destination chargers (mostly hotels but other public buildings too).

    We are experimenting with curbside charging. A few cities have hooked up L2 chargers to their lamp posts.
     
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    Agreed - not sure how he got from point A to point B on that one.
     
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