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EV-Owning Journalist Learns A Harsh Reality

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In Los Angeles, a test of 30 non-Tesla fast-charging stations revealed that over 40% had issues, including broken chargers, payment rejections, and software errors.

The problems are extremely common, and are exacerbating the challenges of owning an electric vehicle.

The issues were blamed primarily on a lack of industry standards. (Trending: Jury Reaches Verdict In Paul Pelosi Hammer Case)

“L.A. County has more public DC fast chargers than any other in the country, according to the Atlas Public Policy research group,” columnist Joanna Stern stated.

“From the beach in Santa Monica to parking garages under Rodeo Drive, my video producer Adam Falk and I visited 30 different non-Tesla DC fast-charger stations in a Rivian R1T pickup.”

“I ran into problems at 13 of them — that’s over 40%. Oof is right.”

“During my testing expedition, I encountered three problem categories. I pressed the companies on why they happen, and what can be done to fix them.”

“And while it’s good that Tesla will start accepting non-Teslas in 2024, that might not put an end to the issues I’ve encountered.”

“I ignored the more common chargers known as Level 2 because they’re just too slow for quick fill-ups,” Stern added.

“After I repeatedly tried the credit-card reader with several different cards, the system demanded: ‘CASH ONLY,’” she said of one particular stop.

“As if this was some hot-dog stand in the park — except there’s no money slot!”

The situation is not limited to Los Angeles, and is also observed in other parts of California and the country, leading to a decline in EV adoption.

The push to ban internal-combustion cars in California by 2035 could further exacerbate the situation.

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