Can EV Charger Infrastructure Keep Up With Demand For Electric Vehicles?

 

Electric vehicles are here to stay and in increasing numbers. Where once the sight of an electric vehicle was a rarity, it is longer unusual to see a Tesla or a Nissan Leaf on the road.

So there is definitely something happening. Perhaps all transport revolutions were like this. Petrol engined cars themselves being a rare sight alongside horses and carriages before becoming the dominant mode of transport we see today.

According to the latest statistics registrations of electric cars of all types in 2015 increased by 94.0% from the previous year. Sales of all-electric cars grew 48.3% year-on-year, while plug-in hybrids saw a 133.0% increase in registrations year-on-year.

So with this kind of growth, there are clearly challenges ahead for the government who will have to keep pace with this level of demand and provide the necessary EV charging infrastructure needed to support this kind of growth.

There are signs that this infrastructure is being put in place and as with electric vehicles themselves, EV chargers are becoming less of a rarity and seem to pop up in some unusual locations such as National Trust car parks.

In the future, finding energy to power our vehicles will probably become a thing of the past as electric vehicles become more efficient. The best examples already have a range in excess of 300 miles on a charge although there are some that do significantly less than this.

Having an EV charger installed on your drive, however, will put control in your hands and mean that at least for the short journeys, a lack of local charging points won’t hold you back from enjoying the benefits of electric motoring.

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