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Exclusive Charging Networks

1190 Views 5 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  bluedanube
Good read here on the growing problem of exclusive charging networks (Tesla and, now, Rivian). It’s a big problem that could hinder wider EV adoption.

No one would accept that certain gas stations could only be used by owners of certain makes, so why do we accept the same with EV charging networks?

I understand that the difference here is that, unlike gas stations, Tesla built out its own network. However, if broader EV adoption is the goal, this issue needs fixing.

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One thing that occurs to me is that Rivian's private network keeps their vehicles away from other chargers. That means less competition for EA stalls.
There won't be many of them, but they might be there a while!
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