Is the electric car charging infrastructure growing fast enough?

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There’s the ideal, and then there’s reality. However, based on recent press and business announcements, along with a range of commercial efforts, it would seem that something like a reasonable electric vehicle charging infrastructure is beginning to emerge in North America. According to Navigant Research, “The electric vehicle charging equipment market is now launched and beginning to take shape. Plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales are rising, creating demand for charging – both at home and away.”

Nevertheless, significant challenges persistent, and among the more complex of these issues is a reasonably priced way to wean the electrification segment away from its dependency on Federal subsidies, while at the same time trying to prove the general worth of the EV as a transportation product, in parallel with the development of a secondary, yet critical and costly, utility infrastructure.

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Rick Carlton has worked as a journalist, writer, researcher, editor, publisher and technologies professional for many years. His bylines have appeared in a host of domestic/international newspaper, magazine and online outlets including; The Auto Channel, Finland’s Teknikan Maalma, Unilever’s The Adrenalist, The Tribune Newspapers, The Austin Business Journal, Crutchfield Labs Research, Crowdfunding Guide and National Business Media’s magazine group. In addition to his publishing career, he served as a C-Level executive/consultant for a wide-range of private and public sector companies, and also taught as a professional instructor within the Coastline Community and Cerritos College systems. He has also served as a press/media consultant for a range of professional motorsports organizations including work for Diamond Rio Racing (NASCAR), Taylor Racing (ARCA), Jimmy Wellman Racing (NASCAR), and others.