[QUOTE=John Bear;925]Sadly, there is often little correlation between what people say they would pay for something, and what they actually will pay in a real world situation.
When I was working up a cost analysis prior to leasing my EV-1, cost of charging was a factor. Ostensibly “free” – once I’d paid $1,200 to have the charger installed at my home. When I figured 3 charges a week for ten years (dopey optimist!), it was under a dollar a charge (even taking cost of electricity into account) which was fine.
Then one day I had a ‘real world’ situation: I was on the road, [U]really[/U] needed a charge, and the only charger nearby was in a private parking lot that was charging $10 admission to get to their ‘free’ charger. I just didn’t want to do that. There was a Costco with a truly free charger ten miles away, so I went for it, and arrived with about .01 km of range left.
So if that ‘free’ garage charger had been $4 or $5: sure. $7 or $8: I don’t know. But that was back when gasoline was ‘only’ $1.50 a gallon, so I might be open to more. Love to have a chance to find out. Hope you’ll share the results of your research.[/QUOTE]
wow i never reailzed that they had “free stations” that you had to basicly pay a parking fee… personally if the towns were smart they should all encourage the use of EV’s and have charging stations in a few locations per town for free to make their town try to get more people using EV’s and ranking their town higher among others. then again… thats if they were smart…:rolleyes: