Blink tries out $5 DC Fast Charge flat fee for EVs, folks not happy
Judging the initial response to a plan to charge $5 per charging event for subscribers ($8 for "guests") things are a bit sour. That's the rate now in effect in California (so, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco). No one there seems real happy with the one-size-fits-all flat fee and many say that either a per-second or per-kilowatt fee would be more equitable. Ecotality wants data from more markets to calculate the price, and says it will start enacting pricing plans in Arizona, Tennessee, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to find the elusive right revenue model. To which we say, good luck. Check out the company's blog post (and comments) here and note that the company does say, "We will collect the data on usage and then identify the model that works best."
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