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post #61 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-01-2019, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by REKIII View Post
Charging stations are where you charge up your EV when you are not at home. Tesla has a pretty good network of them. They are not for non Tesla cars. So, if you were driving your $2mill8on dollar Evija across country youd have to come up with something alternative to charge it when the batteries died in the middle of Wyoming.

Thanks. Now I see why the "crushing" comment doesn't make sense.


"However, one of the most interesting things discussed was how rapidly Electrify America is now installing new DC fast charge sites. The first Electrify America site was commissioned on May 2nd, 2018, and a year later they had more than 150 sites open to the public. Electrify America CEO Goivanny Palazzo even explained that they have just begun to ramp up the speed of which they open new sites, and that they will have 484 sites, with more than 2,000 DC fast charger stalls completed and open to the public by the end of 2019 - only 20 months time from the opening of their very first site.
To put that into perspective, Tesla didn't open their 484th Supercharger site in North America until December 15th 2017, five years after installing their first superchargers in late 2012. To be fair, during that time Tesla was also opening Superchargers in Europe and Asia. However, even if you count worldwide Supercharger locations, Tesla didn't open their 484th location until October 5th 2015, about 33 months after their first Supercharger site. In Europe, Ionity is rolling out its version of what Electrify America is doing in the US.
According to the site supercharge.info, Tesla currently has 714 Supercharger sites in North America. In the past two years, they have opened roughly 150 Supercharger locations per year, so they certainly aren't resting on their previous accomplishments. Additionally, Tesla averages about 8 Supercharger stalls per location, while Electrify America averages only five. Electrify America did say that most of the locations were upgradable and can add more stations when the demand suggests they are needed.
If both Electrify America and Tesla maintain the same pace of DC fast charge sites, Electrify America will match Tesla's site location total in the US sometime in 2021. By that time, the number of non-Tesla DC fast charge sites will actually be much greater than Supercharger locations because Electrify America isn't the only network installing DC fast infrastructure. EVgo currently operates over 1,050 DC fast charge stations in over 700 locations, and other EV charging networks like ChargePoint and Greenlots have expanding networks, respectively. However, unlike Electrify America, many of these stations are limited to 50 kW, and most of the locations only have 1 or 2 stations, so they aren't following the same high-speed, multiple-stall blueprint that EA and Tesla are.
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