While I was on vacation, New Hampshire released an RFP (Request for Proposals) to build an
@NH_OSI and the @nhdes have released an RFP for an electric vehicle charging stations along high-travel routes.
NHPR notes that they “may or may not be free to use.” and “would feature a mix of two kinds of chargers — Level 2 stations that take a few hours or less to fill a car’s battery, and Direct Current Fast Charging or DCFC stations that can take less than 30 minutes. “
If all goes well, they’ll be operating by the end of 2020. The state’s paying for it with money from the VW Dieselgate settlement.
Would it be too much to ask to have a map that can be expanded so a person
can read it?
Hmmmm … it should expand to full size when you click on it. I’ll stick a copy in the text, too
The key phrase here is “enable a superior business case for private investment in EV charging infrastructure”. I’m not quite sure how that works, but I’m glad they recognize that state ownership and operation of EV charging isn’t likely to be the optimal long term solution. How does a business owner monetize charging when the cost of a “fill up” is so low? There’s time, I suppose (charge more for speed), and the usual “pull-through” model (selling snacks while you wait). I guess my concern is that the presence of subsidized state-owned charging stations could have the opposite effect, and discourage private investment. I’m sure much has been written about this but it’s not obvious to me.