Market Research - EV Quick Charging stations for home?
I am doing a market research on EV quick charging. Stats show more than 80% people charge at home or at work and usually use level 2 chargers. Level2 charging time can vary from 4.5 to 6 hours to fully charge.
1. Wouldn’t EVs be more fun to drive if charging time could be reduced to say max 1 hour?
2. If so how would it change your EV usage behavior?
3. If this technology is Plug&Play ie: works on 120V without any installation fee (similar to portable AC) and can reduce charging to 1 hour. How much would you pay?
4. What is your max budget for a charger?
I am affiliated with RIC (Xerox Research Centre), Ryerson CUE and DMZ. We are a startup and our goal is to resolve the charging technology barrier to make driving Electric Vehicles more meaningful, fun and exciting. I would really like some honest, unbiased opinion to help us achieve our goal.
This product is REAL and we are going through development phase. I would be excited to give a demo to anyone interested (in future). We are now looking for EV owners to sign up for Beta units for feedback.
Compatible EVs: All EVs with CHAdeMO charging capability only.
I think low cost Quick chargers installed in public places and may help with more EV adoption, but what do you think?
If there is per usage fee, how much would be reasonable?