Tesla stopped caring about their existing customers ~2 years ago so I don't think they're too concerned about this if the price is right.On the other hand, if 'other' vehicle makes and models start showing up, I would suspect that Tesla owners will feel as though they have lost their 'edge' with Tesla, and may find themselves feeling bitter and downgraded.
You are describing the v2 Supercharger with the shared power. There are also "Urban" Superchargers where each pedestal delivers 75kWh I believe, but it is dedicated to that pedestal.after just returning from the FORD DRIVE event in San Antonio, in a Tesla Model 3, and stopping at no less than 8 superchargers along the way there, and back, Tesla owners will NOT by happy.
Tesla does a GREAT job with their own charging infrastructure. It is EASY. it is QUICK. There is NO screen to contend with. You just park and plug in. Period.
On the other hand, if 'other' vehicle makes and models start showing up, I would suspect that Tesla owners will feel as though they have lost their 'edge' with Tesla, and may find themselves feeling bitter and downgraded. But, I also suppose that, over time, future owners of Teslas will be more understanding and less aggravated.
Tesla superchargers can be VERY popular in some locations - my stops at Lake Charles, LA(twice) never had any less than 4-5 Teslas charging at an 8 station lot, with vehicles constantly coming and leaving, I assume from the popular travel lanes of I10, just like me.
What Tesla has done, though, is 'shared' the ~125kw power between two vehicles, meaning that you always want to 'skip' a parking space and get a FULL 125kw to yourself, otherwise if someone pulls in right next to you, you may only get HALF of the power you think you should, especially during the FAST CHARGING profile minutes from 20-80%, etc.
This may also be the case with other manufacturers, like CHARGEPOINT, where their dual CCS/CHAdeMO pedestal will 'share' with the next pedestal, but it's not likable no matter - if you expect 125kw charging when you arrive, you might be very disappointed if the lot is full. You'll need a much longer lunch.
All in all, though, hopefully it's a positive move - but Tesla will have to certainly provide some type of 'APP' or payment system application in order for this to work. If Ford LIGHTNING has the 'plug and charge' application ACTIVE, then maybe their systems can tie together and make it work, billing to either FORD'S Blue Oval Charging Network, or directly to the owner. There are no 'screens' on superchargers, nor any credit card 'swipe' option - it would ALL have to be done automatically, which I actually REALLY like : )
I think that the fact that Ford has been the first company to truly have your EV function as a powerwall for load sharing/power outages - which is something that has been discussed as being needed for the grid for a really long time is going to be the killer app.People like me have been typing "bUt ThE iNfRaStRuCtUrE" as a main selling point for Tesla since 2015. If this actually gets done, Teslas will instantly be totally interchangeable with all other EVs, and in some cases inferior. I hope they plan some other upgrades to stay competitive if this is really going to happen.
I agree on the backup power being a great thing, they just need to get the cost down. I was all in on that function, but once the costs came out, I realized I would have to pass. We only lose power for a few hours a year. $7k (+/-) to cover that just isn't worth it. I wish Ford would have used the onboard inverter instead of requiring you to purchase another one.I think that the fact that Ford has been the first company to truly have your EV function as a powerwall for load sharing/power outages - which is something that has been discussed as being needed for the grid for a really long time is going to be the killer app.
If you have CCS everywhere, like you say - why buy a Tesla at all? Ford will actually be helping with the power infrastructure; and the charging infrastructure is only going to get better. People forget how rare gas stations were when cars were first starting out. Same goes for EV infrastructure. 10 years from now, it will be a very different world.