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Electrify America's plan by 2028 is to have only 39 states covered.

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  • edited July 2019
    @rxlawdude, when charging stations are as closely spaced as gas stations the effects of competition will appear, but all cars will need the capability to charge from any station to make this happen.
    @Earl and Nagin, the EU wants all charging infrastructure available to all electric vehicles as far as I can tell. Tesla can build all the Superchargers it wants as long as they provide some CCS charging stalls. Tesla customers also want to be able to charge their cars at the non-Tesla charging locations which will outnumber Tesla SC facilities. Tesla puts CCS connectors on the Model 3 for this reason. I expect the upcoming model S/X revamp will include a CCS connector for European markets. The current production S and X with new electronics should be compatible with CCS and only require a physical adaptor. From the customer perspective, one type of charger connection that works everywhere makes sense.
  • @Roger1,
    Like all ham-fisted, totalitarian socialist schemes: the approach you describe (which is true) rewards the non-contributers and penalizes those who put effort into making things better like Tesla has.
    Its good that Europe finally got on board with EVs but they should be very thankful for the US's capitalistic approach that actually created viable EVs for mankind. It was Tesla, and, to a lesser extent, Renault/Nissan (driven by Israeli capitalists) that broke the lock that the European oil industry's diesel facade had on their EU cronies.
    While I'm sure Tesla will succeed because America lets them make money, forcing Tesla to subsidize those who did not help (and even fought them) strikes me as being highly unfair.
  • SOSO
    edited November -1
    @Earl - “While I'm sure Tesla will succeed because America lets them make money, forcing Tesla to subsidize those who did not help (and even fought them) strikes me as being highly unfair.”

    Exactly. Just like with the tax credits in the US. They should be date sensitive, not production sensitive. Tesla did all the hard work to prove that EVs can be awesome. They should reap the most benefit for the hard work. Let all manufacturers have the tax credit until 2025. After that, end it and in turn start taxing gas vehicle sales higher.
  • @SO,
    Alternately, the subsidy should have dropped for all manufacturers just as they did for the leaders since, obviously, the subsidy was sufficient for a manufacturer to come up with a viable EV solution.
    However, I suspect that the administration passing the subsidy assumed the technology wouldn't work.
  • edited July 2019
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  • edited November -1
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