Monday, August 15, 2016
UK way ahead of us in EV chargers
A new report from the UK suggests that there soon may be more electric vehicle charging stations than conventional gas stations in that country (story here).
The country is already blanketed with an “electric highway” of 296 fast chargers on the motorway network. These are operated by a firm called Ecotricity (website here). The motorway chargers have been free during their first 5 years of operation, but are now switching to a payment system. The “electric highway” enables EVs to travel freely on major traffic corridors while relieving the “range anxiety” that may discourage potential EV buyers. All of this, of course, facilitates the uptake of EVs.
Why can’t we do that in this country?