PETROL STATION CHARGING?

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PETROL STATION CHARGING?

Post by Randall679 » Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 05:23

If you can't Beat 'em, Join 'em ... Has AEVA approached a major petrol station chain like BP, Caltex or Shell (or all of them) to see if they would become charging stops?

I know it was hard to get them to accept E85 and biodiesel, but if they want to attract a growing segment of the motoring market ... full sparkies and Peehevs ... they have to come to the party.

Ten years ago, I helped a friend position a sustainability petrol station ... CONSERVO ... in Melbourne ... Biodiesels B20 and B100 and E10, before they were common ... as a proof of concept for the biofuel producers. "CONSERVO: DRIVING SUSTAINABILITY!" ... it was a roaring success. A lot of the mainstream dealers saw the writing on the wall ...

I think if the business case was put to a large motor energy franchise to provide a full range of EV an PHEV charging options, it would be a big Point Of Difference for them and maybe force the others to play catchup.

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Re: PETROL STATION CHARGING?

Post by brendon_m » Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 06:12

I think trying to talk to a smaller chain /independent servos would get more traction, the big ones (BP, shell etc) would surely have people doing feasibility studies all the time at the corporate level and the individual store workers/franchise owners probably can't make the call.

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Post by darthpaulie » Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 07:30

I think that would be a great idea the more charging spots the better to help the uptake of EV's.
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Re: PETROL STATION CHARGING?

Post by antiscab » Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 08:03

As long as its not right near the entrance. We have enough trouble being iced as it is
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Re: PETROL STATION CHARGING?

Post by darthpaulie » Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 08:43

Yeah concur I don't mind walking would rather walk a couple of extra mins if it means I get a free charge :)
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Post by T1 Terry » Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 12:01

The OTR chain in South Australia might be interested, worth a phone call maybe?

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Re: PETROL STATION CHARGING?

Post by Randall679 » Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 12:44

What about another nationwide chain? ... I notice a lot of roadhouses have Maccas and KFC, usually open 24/7 ... much as I don't want to support fast food, I hate climate change even more ... they might want to build their enviro-cred ... even run the chargers on solar.

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Post by jonescg » Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 20:51

If a service station sees value in offering charging at their premises, they will do it. AEVA has encouraged any business to get behind charging infrastructure but ultimately it will be driven by good old supply and demand.
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