The thirst for electricity is somewhat unique to downtown Detroit (Michigan) which has a disproportionate number of Volt owners (because GM makes Volts and headquarters there).
What are the biggest issues deterring EV buyers today?
The thirst for electricity is somewhat unique to downtown Detroit, which has a disproportionate number of Volt owners.
But it illustrates a broader issue that confronts electric-vehicle owners throughout the country and is slowing the pace of EV adoption. There’s just a smattering of publicly available charging stations throughout the U.S. Though more come online every day, charging infrastructure is still lagging.
There are 4,688 EV charging stations throughout the U.S., compared with about 129,000 gasoline stations, according to the Department of Energy and the Census Bureau.
Here are five charging issues the auto industry faces:
- Dueling technology
- Few public chargers
- Charging takes hours
- You must have a garage
- Electricity demands