31 Jan '14, 7pm

BMW exec says public chargers not important for EV success

I think the statement is both right and wrong. I think for most people, 240V EVSE public chargers are only slightly useful. While I use them all the time in my volt, that is because I am willing to pay more in order to avoid using gasoline, and my volt has under 40 mile range. However, my friends that own Leafs (sp?) have a different experience, and that is with DC fast chargers. I think public DC fast chargers are very important because they allow you to eliminate range anxiety completely. No longer do you need to charge at your destination, if there are 10+ options for fast chargers between your final destination and your home. You can charge on the way, or charge on the way home, taking 20 minutes to top off, without fear that you might not make it without charging. I think public DC fast chargers are a much better option than going with the REx option (burning gasoline...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2014/01/31/bmw-exec-public-char...

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