Business - 06/January/2021

Charging ahead with electric vehicle infrastructure

Three concerns are said to be hindering the uptake of electric passenger cars—high purchase cost, fear of a flat battery, and lack of charging infrastructure. But cost has fallen, the range of car batteries now rivals that of a full tank of fuel and recharging a depleted battery when the need arises is proving to be easier than expected

Governments are preparing for significant EV growth by investing in public charging networks


HOME CHARGING 
Currently, much EV charging takes place at home but as the number of EVs grow, so could the need for more public charging outlets

CITY SPOTLIGHT
Pressure is growing on city authorities to streamline permitting and approvals processes to ease the route to market for various types of public chargers

KEY QUOTE
Home chargers will deliver 43% of EV energy demand, with other types of charging, including at workplaces and at depots for trucks and buses comprising the balance

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