Ask anyone what they think the biggest problem of electric cars’ future may be. It’s likely the most common answer will be “charging and range”. But do we really have reasons to worry?
At this point in time, one of the most challenging aspects of using an electric car on a daily basis consists in the network of charging stations.
What is going to change?
How will the possibilities to charge your electric car improve in the coming years?
To show how fast the progress can be, we prepared a few infographics for you…
In the first one, you will see how quickly a new technology, together with the necessary infrastructure, can spread. How many mobile phone towers were there in your neighbourhood 30 years ago? Not many, we’d guess. And what about 20 years? 10 years? Today?
What about other things we now take for granted? How did the petrol station network look in the earliest days of the automobile? How long did it take for us to build the whole highway system? And how fast were we in creating infrastructure for broadband internet connection?
With the increasing density of public charging stations, travelling with an electric car will become much easier. Soon, electric charging points will become as commonplace as petrol stations are today. And then, they will become even more ubiquitous.
Still not persuaded? There’s one more thing.
Unless you want to keep barrels of highly flammable, dangerous liquid in your home, it’s not possible to fuel up your combustion car in your garage. With an electric car, recharging at home is easy and convenient. It requires just a power outlet and a charger.
To demonstrate just how easy it is, we compared the typical home charging station with some typical pieces of your car’s equipment.
As unlikely as it may seem considering the abundance today of petrol stations and the rarity of electric charging points, within just a few years there will be lots of places where you can charge your car.