Hi everyone, I just recently placed my order for a 85w MS and had a few questions regarding charge stations.
Since I live in Austin and have a few restaurants scattered around Texas I plan on making charge stations at each location.
The first station would be in college station, about 115mi from where I live. Looking around online the best "universal" charge station seems to be the clipper creek cs-100 with the stand.http://stores.intuitwebsites.com/ClipperCreekInc/-strse-13/CS-dsh-100-Charging-Station-with/Detail.bok
It seems like this is the best station to use since pretty much all EVs can use the J1772 and they fill at a 18kw rate which is pretty quick. Would anyone recommend an alternative to the clipper creek station?
If I decide to cheap out I would do just a 240w 40a plug in port, but it looks like only the teslas can use such a port. I don't want it to be exclusive to one type of EV.
Should I worry about making the station free? It would probably primarily just be me that uses the station, but maybe I should make a sign saying for customer use only. I'm not too worried, but I also don't want people abusing the station.
Has anyone here crated a public station before? What kind of installation costs should I expect? Who can install such a station, just a normal electrician?
Thanks for any help, i'm excited to be apart of the EV revolution.