The latest news from the world of EVs
A new EV public charging network joint venture will be created in North America by seven major global automakers. The new network will support PLUG & CHARGE. We are missing a trick here in the UK.
Whenever someone argues that EVs are heavier, I point them at the Ionqi 5 and Santa Fe, or Tesla M3 RWD and the BMW 316d.
These show that a purpose designed EV weighs about the same as an equivalent ICE. Those complaining have normally looked at Stellantis's conversions of existing ICE cars which involved significant compromises.
There won't be an issue with a time based tariff, as long as the tariff is detailed beforehand.
Whilst I welcome the EV charging rules, I am disappointed that Plug and charge is not mandated on new public chargers. In the US, to access federal funding this is a requirement. Plug and charge, provides a faster, simpler refuelling process, benefitting the user and speeding the throughput of cars through charging hubs. Including tap and charge is a great step forward, but plug and charge is the future. Just ask anyone who has used it.