10 Apr '18, 9am

Why PG&E, National Grid and Enel are charging up to power EVs

Why PG&E, National Grid and Enel are charging up to power EVs

Twelve thousand and counting. That’s the number of electric vehicle charging ports being sponsored by three California utilities: San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas & Electric. While that number might sound modest, it actually represents a huge increase in capacity compared with what’s available — an estimated 16,000 public stations as of the middle of 2017, with a capacity of 43,000 connectors. For perspective, roughly 112,000 gas stations are across the United States. So range anxiety for EVs (at least when it comes to traveling state-to-state) is still a legitimate concern even though battery sizes are on the rise. The auto industry long has pointed to that dearth of EV charging infrastructure available in public locations as one reason relatively few EVS are on the road — maybe 8.5 million by 2020, according to estimates from Navigant ...

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