US EV charger installer Qmerit has produced a report through its recently established Electrification Institute that assesses pivotal issues with respect to widespread EV adoption and progress toward home and building electrification.
Questions addressed involve affordability, the shortage of qualified electricians, how nano- and micro-grids will help underpin electrification infrastructure, and why virtual power plants are critical to a robust grid.
The white paper also addresses the biggest current issue with public charging: reliability. It incorporates recent national data from EV Connect that purports to indicate the main reasons for public charger failures. According to Qmerit, the main culprit is station connectivity, which accounts for 55% of failures, followed by internal station faults or errors (38%) and connector/cable issues (4%). Qmerit’s data indicates that, contrary to popular belief, problems with credit card readers and info screens are minor issues, each accounting for only 1% of failures.