- Tesla is creating a universal charging standard: Tesla's the one that didn't adopt an industry-wide standard and went with their own plug (and only in North America. In Europe, they're forced to use the Mennekes connector). Every other manufacturer uses J1772 for AC and CCS or CHAdeMO for DC fast charging. Tesla themselves joined the CCS group last year.
- Someone can disconnect your charge: most other EVs lock the plug when actively charging, only allowing it to be disconnected once charging is complete.
There's little point in pondering what will happen in 15 years. EVs still make up a tiny fraction of vehicle sales (~1% worldwide) and most of these bans are on sales of new ICE vehicles only. The resale market will exist for a long time. As for pricing, there's no way they'll get away with charging $20 for $2-4 worth of electricity. The various DCFC charging stations funded by the Ontario government that charge outrageous fees like $15-$20/session + usage in turn see little to no usage (going by EV forum and PlugShare check ins).caraj4u wrote: ↑Sep 11th, 2017 12:57 pmWith more and more countries announcing the ban on sell of new petrol and diesel vehicles in the future and pushing for
EV'sEVs, i am wondering what will be the future of gas stations say after 15 years from now? Or they all will turn into charging stations and start charging $20 for a charge?