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Electric car charging on the road has to be way, way better than it is today

John Voelcker Dec 26, 2017 Follow John Add to circle A couple of weeks ago, we charged a 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid 15 times within two days. It was part of a contest during a two-day press drive for the car—though we were beaten by the team that charged their Niro a stunning 31 times in little more than 30 hours. But our experience reinforced what many electric car drivers either knew going in or have learned relatively quickly: Electric-car charging at public stations needs to be far better than it is today. DON'T MISS: 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid first drive review Part of the problem stems from the random nature of available stations—even on the sprawling ChargePoint network, which represented the majority of our stops. There are more than 17,000 charging sites with almost 47,000 charging cords in the U.S. today, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's Alternat...

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