An Electric Vehicle Charging Station Coming to Corner Near You

Posted: June 15, 2017 in Uncategorized

Welcome (back) to the electric era. In 1900, a third of the cars on the roads in New York City, Boston, and Chicago were electric. Today in the US it’s less than 1%. But sales, relatively speaking, are soaring: 130,000 new electric vehicles (EVs) hit the road last year, a 700% jump since 2011.

All those batteries will need juice, so charging infrastructure is surging as well. University of Michigan researchers using data from the Department of Energy in a June 15 report (pdf) counted 16,000 public charging stations in the U.S (with nearly 43,000 individual charging connectors or plugs). That compares to 112,0000 gasoline stations in the US as of 2015.

Most of these are slower charger stations with standard power connections, but about 13% are high-voltage, fast chargers using DC current to refill a battery in about 20 to 30 minutes. California, Texas, Florida, and New York are ahead of the competition with at least 500 stations each. China, which plans to have 800,000 charging points nationwide soon, is leading the world. . .

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An electric vehicle charging station will be coming to a corner near you

 

Comments
  1. 1EarthUnited says:

    Reblogged this on 1EarthUnited and commented:
    This is hopeful.

    • Futuret, I’ve been walking and using my bicycle for the last seven years. Healthwise it has fantastic advantages.

      • futuret says:

        HOPEFULLY I LIVE TO SEE THE DAY, WHEN MY AND MY SIGNIFICANT OTHER MOVE OUT OF GEORGIA, AND MOVE TO FLORIDA, WHERE BICYCLES ARE OVERWHELMINGLY APPRECIATED. GEORGIA IS VERY UNFRIENDLY TO BICYCLES. AFTER YEARS NOT BICYCLING, I MAY NEED TO GET A TRICYCLE.

        • I had a friend who rode a tricycle till he was into his mid-90s – he was having too many car accidents so he switched to a tricycle.

          • futuret says:

            I THINK HIS IDEA IS GREAT!!! THERE ARE MANY DECADES OF YOUNGER FOLKS, WHO SHOULD NOT BE ON THE ROAD. I LOOK FORWARD TO TRICYCLE ACROSS ONE OF THE BRIDGES IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA AND INHALE THE OCEAN BREEZE AND THE SALT WATER. MANY PEOPLE IN GEORGIA FOR MANY REASONS AGE VERY QUICKLY. GEORGIA CAN BE A DEATH TRAP. LOVE YOU SHARING THIS COMMENT, THANKS AGAIN!!!

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  3. Agreed. I think the motor vehicle age will turn out to be a significant aberration.

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