Time to standardize EV charging in America
Hard data collected from plug-in vehicle owners shows that the majority of EV charging takes place at home. Still, the ability to charge an electric car along the road—even if infrequent—can extend the distance each car can travel over the course of a day.
Unfortunately, the public charging landscape is littered with complications and inconveniences brought on by multiple standards and incompatibilities between different vehicles and charge providers. Imagine if each brand of gas station required its own subscription, and each brand of car was compatible only with a certain type of gas nozzle.
It can be a major headache for plug-in owners. It’s also one of the main challenges that needs to be solved before public charging stations can provide drivers with the same convenience offered today by gas stations.
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