8 Factors That Will Affect the Number, Type and Location of Charging Stations Needed to Support Electric Vehicles

In part 1 of this series, What Is The “Minimum Acceptable” Ratio Of EVs to Charging Stations?, I asked and explored the question: How many EV charging stations are needed in a market to achieve a reasonable equilibrium between the number of EVs and available public charging stations?

While the International Energy Association (IEA) has recommended on a European level a ratio of 10 EVs to 1 charging connection, my assessment is that at least for the next 5-7 years, a ratio of 15-25 to 1 will in fact meet demand in most markets.

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In this part 2, I’ll explore the various factors – including autonomous vehicles, ride sharing, super fast charging rates, BEV/PHEV mix and more – that will affect what will eventually become the “ideal” ratio of EVs to charging stations in a regional market.

To read the full article, visit EVAdoption: 8 Factors That Will Affect the Number, Type and Location of Charging Stations Needed to Support Electric Vehicles.

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