The problem is that GM and others who are pressing for a competing standard are not acting in good faith. They just want a fly that they can put into the ointment.
If Nissan is serious about their EV program they will work to install as many of their DC QC stations as they can but they need to be smart in the choice of locations and terms.
Nissan can offer incentives for dealers to install these QC stations in return for rights to control access and pricing. The goal here is to promote EV adoption not to make buckets of money recharging EVs.
Nissan needs to ensure that EVs have corridors along highways that will allow EV drivers to travel to and from popular points of interest. They also need to ensure that they can keep the cost of charging attractive to EV drivers and potential EV purchasers.
BEVeedom wrote:2000 chargers and 70,000 cars are a drop in the bucket in terms of all petrol service stations and vehicles worldwide. Let's correct the mistake now, early, and switch to SAE Combo or "Frankenplug". I believe the Society of Automotive Engineers will triumph and that it just makes sense to have one plug to cover Level II and Level III charging. No changes are required on the Level II J1772 system that is in place and there is 0 Level III infrastructure at this moment, even in Washington, DC. Until the CHAdeMO vs. SAE Combo issue is resolved, I can see no business case for Level III investment.
Give in Elon and Nissan (Carlos Chosn?) and you can star in "Who Saved the Electric Car". I'm a Marylander and can't even drive my Leaf to Ocean City in the summertime. Well, unless I want to spend 4 hours at a lonely professional park in Stevensville, for crying out loud. I guess I could bring a hibachi and have a very long picnic? Making a 3 hour drive take 7 hours is not progress. Regardless of the outcome, America needs a Level III infrastructure for the BEV to survive.
The other hope is the new 6.6KW on-board Level II charger on the 2013 Leaf and others. This will, at least, cut Level II charging time in half.
Now don't get me wrong, I love my BEV and it is perfect for our normal driving. I'm never going back to liquid fuel and we are only in the infancy of the transformation from ICE to the electrification of auto transport.