The Challenges faced by EVs
Electric Vehicles are rising in numbers, great! But what about its charging infrastructure?
It is in need of its own revolution. Let the International Energy Agency convince you:
"Recommended actions", Tracking Transport report IEA, June 2020
Here are quick descriptions of the challenges:
| Charging anxiety|
EV users have limited freedom of movement due to small amount of charging points in areas not covered by electric grids.
In turn, this leads to a large amount of the population who is unwilling to make the switch to EVs.
National power grids are still largely dominated by fossil fuel sources
Current charging solutions depend on national electric grids which still mainly rely on fossil fuels.
| The future increase in energy demand|
IEA estimates that 14% of vehicles worldwide will be electric by 2030. National electric grids will experience complications from this increased load.
| The call to act now
Many governments are now pushing for an EV-only world. But they need to improve the infrastructure to do so.