Number Of EV Charging Points To Rise Significantly

28 Dec 2017   Electric Cars

Gasoline stations outnumber electric vehicle charging stations by a wide margin in key global markets. That gap is expected to narrow with planned charger installations and significant growth in fast charging. University of Michigan researchers earlier this year reported 16,000 public charging stations in the U.S., with nearly 43,000 individual charging connectors or plugs, based on federal government data. That made for only about one-in-10 charging stations to gas stations, with about 112,000 gas stations operating in the U.S. as of 2015. China had 190,000 chargers installed by September 2017, with big plans in place to expand the network to 800,000 charging points. The premise behind commitments made to EV charging infrastructures is that installing plentiful charging stations – especially fast chargers – will alleviate “range anxiety” over EVs running out of power, leaving drivers stuck out on the road. It’s one of the necessary elements to make EVs […]

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