As you may have gathered, I believe that this is the start of a whole new era regarding electric private travel and as it develops, we must make every attempt to prevent a "petrol station" mentality from arising.
The petrol station is the norm and has a place, but this norm should be fought with regard to ev's.
The concept of a charging location having to initialise with some overseas organisation is anathema to everything we must aim for. It is akin to only being able to buy powdered milk from Ch*na one day (oh happy day) once Col*s, Woolw*rths and anything else that can muscle in, has destroyed that industry and many others to come.
The idea of needing compatible connectors for different equipment is bullsh*t with a capital B and it's great that I don't have to tell you why. This is the start of a great new mainstream way of travelling and we mustn't let them fu*k it up. When that EVSE cable curls (even though you paid 4 times more for the non-curl version), you will know that we have failed. And as you know, industry designs a product and then reduces its quality to the point that they think the customer will not reject outright and which mixes it with the other mediocre competitors of their type. I agree with the british motorcylce magazine writer who said he only buys very good (but expensive) equipment once and then doesn't need anything else (ps it's the neighbour who has this gear, not me).
p.s. Hi Adverse
It's good to see you can go off-topic occasionally. As long as it has some relation to the topic and adds a bit to our day.
Edit: Errors, errors. and an addition.