Tester a new electric vehicle from Ford he liked what he saw.
But the industry has a problem to solve before consumers get on board with EV’s charging.
Experts say the concerns over charging or holding many drivers back from switching TV’s.
It’s sending companies on a race to improve the nation’s charging network it takes public frustrating to sell cars people need the confidence to know that they’re going to be able to do that but building this new fleet of Chargers won’t be cheap I was very much a chicken or the egg problem because your charges on the ground they’re just not demand yourself charging became the Eevee industries bottleneck and what some companies are doing to try and fix it.
Is a surprisingly complex issue for the Eevee industry. The main challenges is that in many cases it takes too long to fill up the battery of a car.
Satisfied with the owners according to JD power are able to charge at home.
It can be done with the regular plugs in your home but charging this way can take days to fill a standard range vehicle in this mobile one charting.
You can upgrade to a level 2 charger that can cost thousands of dollars to install in some cases.
Then there are drivers who can’t target home at all like many who live in apartments and reliably available Chargers.
Research says that this network needs improvement. As of 2021 the US has roughly 40 1000 of the pastor at level 2 stations available to the public.
The department of energy says that by 2030 the US will need 600000 of these machines to meet expected demand.
Private companies like revel coming in to try and get ahead of these issues by installing even faster level 3 stations.
This is rebels first super hub in Brooklyn New York. It’s stocked with the direct current power station to service level 3 Chargers.
The industry calls these DC fast Chargers. Paul Silvi the company’s co founder says that this site is the largest fast charging depot in the Americas New York City has a major problem and a problem is charging infrastructure to simply does not exist it is a challenge to find a studio apartment in New York City let alone a charging site you’re talking about skyscraper levels of power.
Rebel says that it’s fast charging plugs can provide 100 miles of range in about 20 minutes. The company believes that its fast Chargers could ease the anxiety of the ownership for city dwellers you typically have to pay to enter a public parking garage before paying again for their charge there’s no K.
wall you can access a charger for free which is very unique in New York City second thing is it’s just a massive site we’re talking 25 yarders in one location it’s just a much better user experience level isn’t the only company focused on fast charging.
DCFS stations are the quickest growing segment of the charging marked. Tesla pioneered this technology in the 20 tends with its supercharger network which has more than 25000 stations worldwide.
The test the system doesn’t work with hardware from other manufacturers and that represents another problem with the parting of the systems on the market are incompatible.
US companies are designing cars that use different types of charging plugs which is creating problems for people looking to fill up.
That’s fairly different from the customer experience and gas stations in most cases the nozzle at the pump will fit the car.
That won’t necessarily be the case for you these.
These trees using a standard plug shape for level one and level 2 Chargers but there are 3 different plug shaped in use on the newer faster Chargers.
Experts say that aside from Tesla companies moving toward the combined charging system or CCS.
But for now drivers might need to carry dongles to make sure that their car works with the charging ports that they can find.
That’s a problem but companies like if you go want to solve.
Jonathan levy the company’s chief commercial officer says that their technical team is working to make their Chargers compatible with all EV’s on the market we’re currently in a
process where we’re installing hundreds of integrated tells the connectors at you to go faster does around the country yes there are more than half the EV’s being sold right now and while other automakers arebringingmore models to market will continue to penetrate Tesla drivers and easing Chatham on any of these using CCS all need access to charter.
The company plans to have installed 600 Tesla connectors across its fleet by the end of 2021.
But in the race to make these new compatible fast charging machines the costs for companies and consumers are adding up.
Industry experts say the building out a bigger and faster fleet of Chargers is going to cost a lot of money up front for consumer demand picks up.
Researchers say that an installation of a level 2 charger could cost tens of thousands of dollars but costs for the newer DC fast actions could stretch into the millions of dollars.
To cover these costs if you go partnered with the special purpose acquisition company to quickly raise funds but red tape is slowing down the build out of its fleet cities and counties really been hurt a lot on a budget basis across the country especially included as a part
time permitting authority that can really slow things down when we think about how long it takes to build a faster aging station it’s anywhere from 6 to 18 months with exceptions on either side of that and it could be a lot quicker if we were able to again streamline some of this and work on getting the fly wheel spinning in this ecosystem.
Some lawmakers in Washington believe the industry needs help answer direct question we have a deal a bipartisan group including the president in many senators are calling for 7.5000000000$ to build anetworkof Chargers along highways in rural areas but even if public funding materializes the eve you charging companies have to navigate other bottlenecks like regulatory approvals well the development costs pileup.
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