Electric Vehicle(EV) FAQs
Q: “How can EV adoption start to catch on without a charging infrastructure?”
There have been over a quarter million plug-ins sold in the US alone since 2010. And typically new EV owners soon install an L2 charger. So right off the bat… there are over 200,000 charging stations.
The current “gas station model” will NOT be the model for recharging EVs. We see charging infrastructure going in 3 waves;
- First wave – Home charging
- Second wave – Workplace charging
- Final wave – Highway charging
The bulk of all charging will be done at home. No more rushed stops to fill up when you’re running late. And once your family and friends have EVs… you have charging available at both ends of those visits.
With just the charger at home, you have 85 miles (for a Nissan Leaf) covered each day. More than enough for most commuters.
Businesses are catching on that offering EV charging can help attract and maintain progressive talent. And new models are emerging, where businesses may be able to leverage this growing storage asset to materially reduce demand charges, more than offsetting any increased consumption cost.
Adding a workplace charger, you can materially extend your daily range.
This is where the coverage for road trips will be… stopping at highway rest stops for a quick charge (typically 80% during a 20-30 minute pit stop)
Q: “Aren’t EVs much more expensive to buy?”
Q: “Sure total electric EVs like the Leaf never need gas… but your electric bill will just go up.”