Jun 1, 2022

FreeWire Shows Us How To Solve US Rural Charging Challenges

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I recently came across a company called FreeWire on social media, and it looks like they have a pretty good solution to something that keeps rural charging stations from happening in the United States. Before I get to how the company is doing this, let’s take a look at the problem first, so we can fully appreciate its solution.

Why We Aren’t Seeing Too Many Rural Charging Stations In The US

No matter where you’re putting in a charging station, one of the biggest costs will be dealing with the power company. Of course, you’re going to buy electricity to power a charging station. That’s a given. But, if you take a closer look at your electric company’s rates, you’ll see that there are residential and commercial rates, and that the commercial rates include something called Demand Charges. This is charged by the kilowatt, and not the kilowatt-hour.

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