With the Announcement that Nissan Will Triple the Number of Fast Chargers in the US - the issues of blocked charging stations will become even more challenging - as Fast Chargers Get Blocked. So having an escape plan as well as an education plan are going to be important tools for enhancing the operational experience of the EV in the Network.
Further - Been ICE'd? Blink offers courtesy note to rude gas car drivers. Or - "NICE Parking" signs... ya know, "No Internal Combustion Engine Parking".
There are many networks reported by PlugShare - and having a member card for each of them might be a bit unwieldy - but is going to be important for some time until all chargers have data sharing or access plans worked out. Blink, Chargepoint, and others have their own networks - plan ahead, learn how they work using PlugShare's website or apps, and get the network member card before venturing beyond the home routes! Chargepoint is the Biggest Network for data and access control - with currently 11,411 networked Charging spots on their network.
Past Charger Event: Quick Charge at Picacho Peak and - one coming:
Join ChargePoint and the City of Sacramento in celebrating more than 100 electric vehicle charging station installations in Sacramento, California. Tuesday, April 16, 2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
For a Little Fun - enjoy this video from Australia:
6 hidden cameras, 1 fake attendant, and a whole lot of surprises...
The long range electric Volt can show you the true 'Power of $2.50'.
For more information about the Holden Volt, please vist: http://www.holden.com.au/vehicles/volt