RE: Chargemaster Pricing from April
I agree. I'd also like to see some 'real' figures, rather than hearing from those who are shouting loudest for public chargers. I find myself constantly arguing with the Leafsters on leaftalk about this. They are ****-bent on insisting on rapid charging, and everyone insists 6.6kW charger should be standard (I have never needed that charge rate in a whole year).
My conclusion is exactly as you have just alluded to, eep, which is that the Leafsters are path-breakers in new tech. We Fluence drivers are just a bunch of cheapskates [excuse the self-deprecation, but who here would consider buying new?] who have taken a punt on what looks like a relatively low risk, albeit a new technology being dumped in a veritable 'fire sale'. In that sense, WE are far more typical of the future demographic of EV owners, whereas the current Leaf owners are a flash-in-the-pan early adopters. Yeah, sure, I can't zoom off on a second long trip in a day if I get home from work. So what? I take the family ICE. The guys that are insistent that EVs have to have the fastest possible charge rates seem to be focussed and committed on REPLACING their ICE with EV. I'm not. It is simply an extra 'tool' in the family fleet, to be used according to its strengths, not its weaknesses.
In that regard, I am confident I reflect a much more 'normal' EV user of the future, one who will blend their EV and ICE usage to achieve the best overall outcome. In that regard, I will therefore have little, if ever a, need for public charging at all because if I can't make the trip I am planning with the Fluence then it stands to reason I won't take it!!
I think public charging is a waste of tax payers money. If a business like IKEA wants to install their own chargers at their own cost because they think it will attract business, great! But do I want to see my tax money spent on chargers. No, I don't, and I'm an EV driver!!!