That's why I said they'll be where they make sense - along highways for interstate travelers, cities for apartment dwellers, offices & malls where you are in them for longer times and of course, home.Agree that chargers won't fit the gas station business model. But I suspect we'll see new ones come up. A few of the Target stores around me have Tesla superchargers in the parking lots. Works pretty well -- I'm guessing Target is not charging (no pun intended) Tesla for the space and Tesla can set the price to break even or whatever they want based on electricity cost. And charging while shopping works well for Target and customers. Wins all around.
Some of the strip malls around here also have free ad-supported Level 2 chargers. Basically digital billboards with a plug scattered around the parking lot. Not quite sure I see the economics there but perhaps it works.
And of course, we will get to subsidize the less financially secure folks as the types of people who cry "privilege" will point out that it costs more to get electric at the mall or "electric station" while conveniently forgetting it cost me $2k to install my own charger.