walterbays wrote:I think for every one L2 parking spot reserved for EV only there should be 2-10 L1 parking spots available to any EV or PHEV.
This is an excellent idea, and though this is slightly off-topic, I think that I'd rather see four parking spots with 120V @ 15A outlets in place of additional L2 EVSE equipment.
If you think about the cost of installing a single dedicated 220V @ 40A circuit to a parking space along with the L2 EVSE, wouldn't you rather see four spots with 120V outlets instead? Maybe not at the movie theater or other short-term parking spots, but think about the parking lot at work, Caltrain, or the Oakland airport... It seems like a shame to see cars sitting there for 8-12 hours (or days, in the case of the airport), tying up an expensive L2 EVSE charging port.
I've suggested to Coulomb that they should make a single 40A L2 EVSE with four or eight J-cables hanging off of it. This would be great at work, since several cars could plug in, and thanks to their "smart" charge management, they could allocate the charge to those who need it most (to be able to make it back home, or those willing to pay the most in the case of a public lot) and defer charge to others (like me since I don't really need it) who will take any available charging time at the end of the day...
I'm guessing that they're probably pretty happy selling many tens of units to business like Goole who, for now, evidently don't mind paying the installation cost (thousands of dollars) for each additional charger, even if they'll likely be idle all afternoon, and unavailable to additional EVs who didn't manage to get a connection in the morning.