Which chargers died, AeroVironment? & do you have any indication of why? Were they all or mostly the Magnecharge inductive ones?
Darn, I'll be very short on info for that. About 5-6 years ago when my own interest in electrics was heating up I began to have a look at any charging station I came across. At that time California had something like 89% of all the charging stations in the U.S., with an average county having more chargers than whole states, In some cases even cities had more than other states. It was rare I found one that even LOOKED like it could work. Earlier this year a charger at the local train station finished rotting and collapsed. Not that it mattered, they built the bicycle cage for the train riders who didn't take them along that blocked that charger anyway.http://www.afdc.energy.gov/locator/stat ... us_miles=5
If you look at the map, I could point out many locations in Orange County that still have a derelict station or two sitting there that doesn't appear on the map anymore. I also know a few new ones that aren't listed.
The wave of building stations in I think the late 1990's was in anticipation of the loopy idea of passing a law that there would be all these electric cars, as depicted in 'Who (Lied About) the Electric Car?" The People's Republic of Santa Monica had them in public parks, at the pier, even City Hall. Not sure if they were still working in time for that Mockumentary to be shown at the City's annual electric car show. But as you can guess, these are out of date technology if in fact they have not been upgraded. To the best of my knowledge most haven't. And you couldn't charge your old style car at one of them anyway.
So I assume the answer to your question would be they are mostly ANYTHING BUT J1772.
Amidst the rotting boneyard of the Block at Orange's old charging stations is one new, glowingly modern station. Compared to my town with close to a dozen derelicts and MAYBE two accessible units that work. (Gotta go check these.)
Isn't it amazing that out of the 4,364 charging stations that the Department of Energy says are operating in the United States, 7,337 of them are claimed by Chargepoint? Hard to say for sure what's really going on with charging stations. One number I heard bandied about lately is that there are still 1,300 dead stations in California, vs. some 500 that are working.http://www.clippercreek.com/reconnect-ca-program.html