Very true, every bit helps. The fast charging vendors are very well of their issues and incentivized to fix things quickly, as they're not making any revenue from the broken units and it adds to the frustration in the customer base who will eventually look elsewhere.For all the criticism, he has a better chance of raising the public profile of the poor quality of CCS fast charging than the posts here. Without that profile, history says it is unlikely that much will improve.
Yep amazes, me how people jump on vids or posts like this and assume its truly (US) universal. Zero issues in my 8+ months of ownership with multiple visits to 7 separate locations across Texas - again a physical area the size of France...............
While I find the recent inventory of content tedious, and boring, he is obviously he is doing something right if he is buying multiple new cars this year. This video, however, I categorize at the same level of the Schmee person who thankfully has lost favor when posting content about Taycan's.
For all the criticism, he has a better chance of raising the public profile of the poor quality of CCS fast charging than the posts here. Without that profile, history says it is unlikely that much will improve.
Ha, indeed, first thing I noticed on pulling up the vid was the density of ad breaksConsider how Kyle's monetization works. He get's a better comp for anything over 20 minutes and it does improve with every ad-break. He does get some engagement with his long diatribes and long sporty drives with passengers, which is mostly entertaining in how they turn green and angry with each corner and Kyle keeps on talking... through.... four .... more... ad ... breaks.....
I do appreciate his hustle. 99% of folks out there aren't hustling like he is. But I never want to ride in a car he's driving.
I clicked on the video and as soon as I realized it was an hour and a half long I turned it off. I have no interest in watching anyone's YT videos for that long. There's something to be said for being able to succinctly make a point.(snip) and the fact that it goes on for an hour and thirty minutes is a testament to a lack of new interesting content to post.
As per my post above certain areas of the country (in the US) seem far worse than others (based on reading forum posts over last 1.5 years from users spread across the country).I clicked on the video and as soon as I realized it was an hour and a half long I turned it off. I have no interest in watching anyone's YT videos for that long. There's something to be said for being able to succinctly make a point.
Now, I'm assuming that he's criticizing the reliability of EA chargers. I have to agree with that sentiment after this weekend's trip from the SF bay area to LA and back. I had to make a couple of stops each way to charge, plus a couple more stops at an EA station at a Walmart in the LA area. Without exception, every single time I stopped, half the chargers were unavailable or generated an error when trying to connect to them to charge. The only thing saving me was that they weren't busy, so I was able to move around to a few chargers until I finally found one that worked. But that was only half the issue. Even if I was "lucky" enough to get one of the 350kW chargers to connect and initiate a charge, the best I ever got out of it was 200kW for a couple of minutes, before dropping down to ~150kW. The ~150kW chargers never put out more than ~100kW.
Seems to me that EA has lots of incentives to build charging stations, but no incentive to keep them operational.