VW and BMW EV Plans, Rivian Charging Networks – EV Week in Review: March 16-22

Jeep Magneto BEV concept

Another week with automakers sharing plans to either curtail development of internal combustion engines or share their EV sales goals, in this case German luxury OEMs, Audi and BMW. We see images of the upcoming BMW i4 BEV, Jeep Wrangler Magneto BEV concept, Rivian announces their new charging networks, and much, much, more.

Price Parity is Not the Key to EV Adoption in the US


Lower battery prices and electric vehicles reaching price parity will be key enablers to driving mass adoption of EVs in the US. But battery and model supply along with ubiquitous charging and consumer comfort with electric refueling are bigger factors that will limit growth in EV sales in the US in the near term.

How An Increase In Telecommuting Might Impact The EV Charging Mix

Workplace charging has long been touted as one of the keys to electric vehicle adoption, particularly in major urban and suburban office markets. But as potentially millions of office workers continue to permanently work from home a majority of the time after stay-at-home orders are rescinded, how might this impact the role of workplace charging in the coming years?

“Trip Duration”: The Better EV Road Trip Metric

Road trip - source Pexels

“How long does it take you to charge?” “How many times do you have to stop to charge?” These are common questions people ask owners of an electric vehicle when discussing taking a road trip in an EV. They are legitimate questions, including for owners of EVs who may have yet to take a long […]

New York Times Article On A Road Trip in an EV: What It Got Right

Tesla Superchargers map central California Interstate 5

The electric vehicle community has been in a huge dither the last few days after Ivan Penn, energy reporter for the New York Times wrote what many felt was a hit job on electric vehicles. In fact the article got some things wrong about EVs and road tips, but it also revealed some shortcomings of legacy automakers’ EVs.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Are Becoming An Important Lodging Guest Amenity

Tesla Destination charger - site image

For the lodging industry, the growth of electric vehicles provide both challenges and opportunities to ownership and management. As ownership of EVs increases and the average range of pure electric vehicles closes in on 300 miles, EV-driving guests will be taking more road trips and increasingly expect that lodging hosts offer several charging station options on their property.

US EV Charging Network Statistics Through March 31, 2019

All US EV Charging Networks- # of Public Level 2 & DCFC Connections

As of March 31, 2019 there were 63,003 public combined Level 2 and DC fast charger connections in the US, according to our analysis of data from the Alternative Fuels Data Center. In this post we’ll share several charts that we’ve pulled from the AFDC database.