The problem is that people want to make quick money fast.I think the problem is one of frequency of use. It's one thing to set it up with a pub or cafe, but if they then don't see anyone coming in to charge or that happening so infrequently they think it a dud scheme and take down the sign.
It really needs the sort of strong backing that the huge car charging network has now, but with no money to be made that isn't likely.
This should be treated like a long term project to support PEVs (ebikes, escooters, electric unicycles etc..) with no big investments by everyone, like I said: P2P.
I live in Europe and in some countries we have some charging points solutions here and there like this one: https://bike-energy.com/en/ the problem is that they can't cover the place you want to go, in fact I've never seen one, and I live and work in switzerland, they have it in just some lucky spots on some lucky countries (France, Belgic, Switzerland, Germany...)
So here is my idea:
For now we make a shared map on google mymaps, here, I've created one: http://bit.ly/P2P-CP
this map will be open to anyone for adding new charging points anywhere in the world!
Remember this is a P2P map so we need a lot of support from everyone, I will also share my charging points,
and If you will be close to my town, and if i'm available I will be glad to charge your ebike on my private porperty, the idea is sharing not make business because we will never get there fast.
If you don't like to share you can charge a small fee per hour or per charge, the rules are up to the charging spot owners
If this simple idea grows enough, then I will do a proper app for Android and iphone with online payment support with multi lang support for free
So, if anyone want to join the development please contact me.
Sorry the OP for hijack this thread, maybe i will make a new one?