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.

What Is The “Minimum Acceptable” Ratio Of EVs to Charging Stations?

Top EV sales states-ratio to charging stations - featured image

How many public EV charging stations are needed within a market to support the charging needs of owners of EVs within a market? The minimum acceptable ratio is actually going to vary a fair amount by the unique combination of factors in each region and market, which is the focus of a follow-on article. With that said, however, my belief is that at least for the next 5-7 years, a ratio of 15-20 to 1 will in fact meet demand in most markets.

EV Charging at Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Stations: Current State and Future Plans

Fremont Warm Springs BART Station Parking Lot-Solar

In Northern California, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) commuters will likely increasingly be able to charge their EVs at a growing number of transit station parking lots. BART recently conducted two EV-related surveys and has begun a pilot charging station program at one of its stations. I reached out to BART with several questions and have included their answers in their entirety below:

How Google, Apple and Amazon May Participate in the EV Charging Market Opportunity

Google Nest

Residential EV charging stations have the potential to be one of the largest segments of the smart home product market and perhaps will be a bigger market than that for home energy management devices. In the long-haul these products and markets will likely merge or at least be complementary integrated products. I estimate that just […]

EV Experts Share Their Predictions for 2018

What will be the biggest EV story in 2018

What does the rest of 2018 hold in store for electric vehicles? My December CleanTechnica predictions article, “2 Dozen Electric Vehicle Predictions For 2018,” generated hundreds of comments and some great conversation about likely EV trends happening in 2018. That engagement inspired me to then seek out predictions from several industry experts. So, to explore […]