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Monday, 18 October 2021 22:05

Finding an EV Charging Station Shouldn’t be Game of Hide-and-Seek

Written by Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press
This brand new parking structure has six Level 2 240v EV chargers but no outside signs to help drivers find them. This brand new parking structure has six Level 2 240v EV chargers but no outside signs to help drivers find them. Mark Phelan/Detroit Free Press

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...easy for people to find and use the chargers:

 

  • They should be easily visible from the street or highway.
  • Identify payment options and charging networks: Electrify America, EVgo, etc.
  • What’s the charging speed?
  • How many chargers are there?
  • How many are free now?

 

Charging can be complicated, but it’s not hard to make it simple: Tell people where they can do it, how much it costs and how to pay.

 

Do that, and make the stations common on the highways where people are farthest from their convenient evening recharge at home, and more people will be willing to consider an EV for their next car.

 

“Every station should do what you’d expect from a vending machine,” Sexton said. “What do you want? Potato chips? That’ll be 50 cents. Put your money here, the chips come out there.”

 

We thank the Detroit Free Press for reprint permission.

 

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