Uh $30? U must be doing something wrong. The most ive ever paid was $24 but now i have it down to $8-$12. Normally I stop and have me a lunch while i charge. Takes 35 minutes to get to 90% and i usually only drop it to like 75% for the rest of my day. And i charge halfway thru. The whole missing rides lol. U think a customer will wait if i needed to take a dump? No, so just turn off the app. LA market is constantly pinging. I usually turn it on when my car is at 80%.Well here's my two cents, I drove the Tesla model 3 standard range for 2 months, has a range of 270 mi, after running air conditioning and plugging in all of my USB devices I was lucky if I got 240 or 250 miles out of it, you can't bring the car down to like only 20 30 miles to go because you can't pick up anybody anymore so you got to go charge so here comes the problem I got 220 miles usable range, to bring it to full charge doing on peak hours was costing almost 30 bucks, so how much money was I realistically saving with the time lost charging it, and I know for a fact that I lost two decent trips because a few times I forgot to turn the app off when I was charging and I got a ping going to LAX airport and one going to San Diego, I called passengers they wouldn't even wait the 10 or 15 minutes I needed to bring it up to 120 mile range, I lost two decent fares as a fact I don't think I lost them I know I lost them, driving the EV on rideshare is a freaking waste of time and money,
And let me not forget the fact that if you need to charge that car in a high demand market doing peak hours you may wind up having to wait for a charger that happened to me about five times lots of fun sitting there waiting to charge it and then waiting for the car to charge, you all have fun driving those EVs,
EV's great for the environment, how is it great for the environment the market I live in I don't know of any nuclear power plants or solar power plants around the ev's power charger is connected to the freaking grid I live at.
Also for the other comment ive never seen the seat bubble up like that.
Furthermore even with AC and Usb devices plugged in. In my entire drive ill lose, tops like 5%. I guess u can argue 5% is sometjing but come on?
Also for future info, and other Ev Drivers. The charge rate for standard models isnt that diffrent at a 250kw station or a 100-150kw station. So dont think ur charging faster at a 250kw station. Maybe saving like a few minutes. But if a 250kw station is busy or packed just go to a 150kw station or use an EvGo station that juices 100kw. Its not hard honestly been doing this for 2 months now and ive never waited for a charger. And im out there from 11am to 8pm.
I should just make a youtube video on this. Shiiii. I'll just keep my secrets