One of the top reasons people cite for not buying an EV is a lack of charging stations. But as the number of public chargers explodes, that’s looking more and more like a lack of information.
In fact, there are a lot of public charging stations out there, especially in the more EV-savvy regions of the country. Just how many? Well, to give you some idea, ChargePoint, which is one of the largest charging networks, but far from the only one, recently pointed out that its 18,000 charging locations(as of July 2014) across the US and Canada outnumber Starbucks (14,958) and McDonald’s (13,890) locations.
“When people realize how many places there are to charge an EV, they’re more likely to consider one for their next vehicle,” said Pasquale Romano, ChargePoint CEO. “With the ability to charge at home, work and throughout your day while you shop, eat and play, owning an EV is easier than ever. Not only does ChargePoint alone have more locations than many popular retailers and restaurants, you might be surprised to find charging stations at many stores you often visit.”