gbobman wrote:Here in the Denver area there are 2 SuperChargers. There are 3 DCFC stations here and MANY more level 2s about town. Buying a Tesla here only gets you access to 2 more chargers if you use adapters. Hell, there are a lot of the CHAdeMO chargers around here to make a Nissan more worth it than a Tesla.
Teslas can use L2 also, so that can be ignored for comparison purposes.
The 2 superchargers in Denver have 10
plugs between them. The 3 DCFCs have ONE plug each for a total of 3
plugs. So even in Denver city limits the supercharger network wins! And you also have to consider the very real
possibility (as anyone that frequently uses DCFC can attest to) that the one DCFC plug will either be occupied or broken when you get there. Since there's no backup, what are you supposed to do then? Twiddle your thumbs?
Now when you zoom out from Denver, you can see how easily a Tesla can travel outside the metro area in every direction a major highway leads, whereas with CCS you can basically head North or South. If you head any other direction you are dead in the water.
Saying "I'll just use my gas car for those trips" is besides the point.