The electrification of the transport sector is one of the most dynamic areas in the global energy transition, as sales of electric vehicles (EVs) globally continue to rise. According to the International Energy Agency, EV sales doubled in 2021 compared with 2020, to a new record of 6.6 million EVs on the road. Nearly 10% of global care sales in 2021 were electric, four times the market share in 2019.
However, the deployment of EV charging infrastructure has not been able to keep up with the boom in EV sales. There is still an overall sense of range anxiety among prospective customers over how far one can drive their car before needing to find a charging spot or risk being stranded. In turn, governments across the globe are enacting policies to speed up EV deployment, but will the scale-up happen fast enough to reach our climate objectives?
In this episode, we speak with Marc Coltelli, EY Americas eMobility Energy Leader, and Felipe Smolka, Partner and EY Americas Automotive eMobility Leader, on the challenges to accelerate the uptake of EVs and its charging infrastructure and how we can move from range anxiety to charging confidence.
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