Posts Tagged: EV Charging Station Reports

Making EV charging accessible to drivers with disabilities

EVs are for everybody, regardless of where they live, how much they earn, how they vote, or whether they like granola. What about disabled drivers, or those with special accessibility needs? The UK automotive mag AutoTrader has published a report on the pros and cons of electric driving for folks with disabilities, and some of… Read more »

Which companies are the top DC Fast Charger manufacturers?

DC Fast Charging addresses the EV’s greatest drawback, allowing drivers to conveniently add range and making long road trips possible. That’s why fast chargers are popping up like mushrooms along major highways around the world, and the market’s rapid growth is bound to continue. But which manufacturers are supplying most of the hardware? Plugshare’s popular… Read more »

Tesla Supercharger users rate experience far better than other Fast Charging users

Silicon Valley companies are notoriously obsessed with creating the best possible user experience. So, it should come as no surprise that user ratings for Tesla’s Supercharger sites are better than ratings for other types of DC Fast Charging sites. PlugShare makes a free app that allows EV drivers to find and share information about charging… Read more »

In one year, Tesla added over 850 public charging sites in the US

Tesla’s large network of proprietary public charge points continues to rapidly expand. In addition to the high-power Superchargers placed along well-traveled highways, the company has been deploying destination chargers at locations where drivers would want to stay for several hours at a time: like hotels, ski resorts, and restaurants. According to data in PlugShare’s latest… Read more »

New report: Public support and innovative business models needed to boost EV charging

New business models can make public EV charging profitable for businesses, but public support will still be needed for a while, according to a new report from the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). The report, Strategic Planning to Implement Publicly Available EV Charging Stations: A Guide for Businesses and Policymakers, is intended to… Read more »

DC Fast Charging maps highlight differences between Tesla and CHAdeMO/CCS rollouts

Tesla touts its Supercharger network as a no-compromise solution for electric road trips, and has strategically placed Superchargers along well-traveled highways. Elon Musk himself has embarked on a coast-to-coast adventure in a Model S to demonstrate that it can be done in about the same timeframe as with any other vehicle. On the other hand,… Read more »

Navigant: Market for EVSE communications tech will grow to $710 million by 2024

It’s increasingly clear that EV charging equipment (like everything else in our lives, it seems) needs to be connected to the mighty Cloud. Connectivity enables not only remote control and monitoring, but also utility-driven demand response capabilities. The growing market for EVSE supports an ecosystem of associated communications equipment and services. A new report from… Read more »

New report: EV charger market to expand twelvefold by 2020

The global market for EV chargers is set to grow from about one million units in 2014 to more than 12.7 million units in 2020, according to a new EV Charging Infrastructure report by IHS Automotive. IHS expects public charging to be a small but important part of the picture. In 2020, approximately 10% of… Read more »

New PlugShare Data tool offers comprehensive EV infrastructure analytics

In the past five years, the amount of public PEV charging infrastructure in the US has skyrocketed to over 25,000 charging stations. In June 2010, that number was fewer than 1,000. That’s when the PlugShare team first began mapping EV chargers, allowing its app users to share tips and tricks about their favorite places to… Read more »

Top 10 states for public EV charging infrastructure growth in 2015 Q1 (UPDATED)

The proliferation of public EV charging infrastructure in the US continues, with no sign of slowing down. The total number of public stations of all connector types and charging levels has skyrocketed from less than 1,000 in 2010 to more than 25,000, according to PlugShare Data.  Ambitious new infrastructure projects continue to be announced, including:… Read more »