20% of public electric car charging stations don't work...

jamesvanderwulf

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Many U.S. public charging stations fail to work when electric-vehicle drivers need them, according to a new J.D. Power report that underscores the Biden administration’s challenge in building out a network of stations nationwide.

In a survey of more than 11,550 drivers, the research company found that one in five didn’t manage to charge their vehicle during a visit to a station.

Of those that didn’t get their vehicles charged, 72 percent blamed faulty equipment.

Diminished driver satisfaction with the patchwork network of U.S. charging stations threatens to slow the pace of electric-car sales — a key piece in President Joe Biden’s plan to slash carbon emissions.

Fear of drained batteries is a key barrier for many drivers contemplating ditching gasolinepowered vehicles.

“Public charging continues to provide challenges to overall EV adoption,” Brent Gruber, executive director of global automotive at J.D. Power, said in a statement.

“We need to make sure those stations are reliable.”

The infrastructure law that Biden signed last year devotes $5 billion to building a nationwide network of EV charging ports along major travel corridors, with stations spaced no more than 50 miles apart.

But the J.D. Power survey, conducted with EV data firm PlugShare, suggests that merely deploying those chargers won’t be enough to convince skeptical car buyers to try an EV.
 

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California is asking residents to cut back on electricity use in some areas because of the heat, and potentially losing hydro generated electricity.
 

billanole

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California is asking residents to cut back on electricity use in some areas because of the heat, and potentially losing hydro generated electricity.
Hydro is gonna be a problem for the foreseeable future, it seems.
Potable H2O in general is finally showing it’s true value. Priceless.
China is trying to seed the clouds and the Rio Grande Valley has people praying for a hurricane to fill reservoirs.
 

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Many U.S. public charging stations fail to work when electric-vehicle drivers need them, according to a new J.D. Power report that underscores the Biden administration’s challenge in building out a network of stations nationwide.

In a survey of more than 11,550 drivers, the research company found that one in five didn’t manage to charge their vehicle during a visit to a station.

Of those that didn’t get their vehicles charged, 72 percent blamed faulty equipment.

Diminished driver satisfaction with the patchwork network of U.S. charging stations threatens to slow the pace of electric-car sales — a key piece in President Joe Biden’s plan to slash carbon emissions.

Fear of drained batteries is a key barrier for many drivers contemplating ditching gasolinepowered vehicles.

“Public charging continues to provide challenges to overall EV adoption,” Brent Gruber, executive director of global automotive at J.D. Power, said in a statement.

“We need to make sure those stations are reliable.”

The infrastructure law that Biden signed last year devotes $5 billion to building a nationwide network of EV charging ports along major travel corridors, with stations spaced no more than 50 miles apart.

But the J.D. Power survey, conducted with EV data firm PlugShare, suggests that merely deploying those chargers won’t be enough to convince skeptical car buyers to try an EV.
Well, I can’t think of a better reason to abandon electric car silliness then! Why even try to solve the problem?
 

Huey Grey

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Isn't this a reason to invest more in infrastructure for charging stations? Gas pumps have to be regularly maintained. Indiana did a statewide inspection of their pumps, for example, and found that 9% didn't pass. So why would charging stations be different?
 
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I think that the solution is in the PHEV market. You have the insurance aspect of the gas engine but the benefits of the EV for a 30 mile range. If they made the battery with a 60 mile Range it would solve the commute issue for a lot of folks.

I love mine so far
 
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Jimbo21

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California is asking residents to cut back on electricity use in some areas because of the heat, and potentially losing hydro generated electricity.
Many utilities are asking people to cut back during peaks and even implementing time of use rates to encourage it. The majority of electric car charging should be done overnight.