Tesla Model 3 “Charging”

Tesla announced that they will charge owners of their soon-to-market Model 3 for charging at their supercharge stations. The head of Tesla reminded us that their Supercharging Network is actually designed for “long distance travel”.

Superchargers, often called Level 3 chargers, cost in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to install. Recovery of a small part of the huge capital cost through charging to charge seems to make economic sense.

Our favorite quote from this article is from JB Straubel of Tesla:

So often, it is far more convenient and faster for you overall to charge at home or at work,” said Straubel. “Time and time again, we see people drive to Supercharger stations, wait there for 30 minutes and drive to a different destination. And if they do their math – and they value their time – it makes no sense.”

Park to Spark™ agrees with Mr. Straubel. Please contact us so we can help you with your EV Charging Strategy at work.



2017 Ford Fusion Energi

Park to Spark™ has a 2013 Ford Fusion Energi in our “fleet”. Our car averages around 18 miles of full EV range before becoming just a car. We average about 56 MPG total on the car with our driving habits (living in the suburbs).

According to Green Car Reports, the 2017 Fusion Energi will have an all Electric range of 22 miles before becoming just a car. Since 78% of commuters drive 20 miles or less to work each day, the Fusion Energi is a perfect choice for those with workplace EV charging.

Commuters would leave home with a full charge and 22 miles of EV range. Arrive 20 miles away at work after an all EV drive. Charge at work while parking for 8 hours. Then, drive home 20 miles on all EV. 78% of commuters could drive all EV in the 2017 Fusion Energi every work day.

Please contact us to discuss how we can help your commuters drive electric and increase your sustainability practices.


ChargePoint Model Described

CNBC hosted the CEO of ChargPoint recently. The interview chronicled CharePoints business model.

ChargePoint… helps existing businesses set up charging stations in their parking lots, “and then we make all those individual groups of chargers, that are owned by those individual businesses, look like one network to the driver to make it easy,” the CEO said.

Park to Spark™ considers ChargePoint’s offerings to be one of many excellent choices for Sustainable Mobility. Their products are appropriate for those that seek a networked solution with payment options. Please contact us to see how ChargePoint could be included in your Sustainable Mobility Strategy.