Here's my theory. My suspicion is that Ecotality will get additional money from each regional agency (in this case BAAQMD) for every user they could convince to agree to that regional agency's terms.EVDrive wrote:I don't like it when people try to change an agreement like this 7 months after we signed a contract. I think we need a better explanation from them at a minimum.
The regional agencies have only recently released their terms for payment -- they will pay Ecotality if they receive the usage data plus if certain additional terms are adhered (e.g. proof that the user is in the SF bay area). This explains why we are seeing the new terms.
But this really represents an additional revenue to Ecotality. Ecotality should already have the money that funds the installation of the EVSEs of the existing users from a prior funding source. Selling the data to BAAQMD is an additional bonus for Ecotality.