One of the main problems of electric vehicles will soon go into oblivionJune 18, 2020
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), in 2019, the number of publicly available chargers for electric vehicles increased by 60%. This is the largest dynamics in the last three years, which indicates that one of the main problems of EV (weak charging infrastructure) is approaching its resolution.
In its annual Global EV Outlook report, the IEA reported that the number of publicly available charges worldwide reached 862,118. Moreover, 60% of this volume falls on the largest automotive market – China.
Most of the installed charges are ordinary chargers with a capacity of up to 22 kW. But 31% of the total amount is accounted for by fast charging. which are able to replenish the power reserve of the electric car in a matter of minutes.
“China is still the leader in installing commonly available chargers, especially fast chargers. The latter are especially common in densely populated areas where owners are unable to charge at home,” the report said.
An increase in the number of charges suggests that authorities, car manufacturers, and indeed third-party firms are preparing for the expected increase in sales of electric cars (although last year their market share was only 1%). And although most owners of electric vehicles charge at home or at work, the introduction of a public charging infrastructure is of great importance, for the most part from a psychological point of view: thanks to this, potential buyers of electric trains may not be afraid to discharge their cars and generally feel confident on the road.
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