10% of all households in Canada could be electric by 2030
The U.S. has some of the most ambitious plans in the world for electric vehicle charging stations, but the biggest threat to electric vehicles and the electric grid isn’t from government policy, it’s from a lack of charging stations.
That’s according to a new report from the Center for Sustainable Energy at the University of Maryland, which estimates the number of electric vehicles on U.s. roads will increase by 10 percent by 2030.
That means that, as many of you know, there are now more electric vehicles in the U.K. than there are in the United States, the report says.
And while it’s easy to see why the U, S., and Europe have so many EVs, it may be harder to imagine a scenario where we have all of the charging stations in place and connected by the year 2030.
To find out, I spoke to Dr. Michael Reiss, a professor at the university who helped write the report.
What’s the problem?
The report is called “Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles: The Road Ahead” and it looks at the potential for new infrastructure for charging and charging infrastructure to help plug-in electric vehicles.
The researchers focused on the U!
because that’s the only country in the developed world that has a national electric vehicle mandate.
But there are still some problems.
The report estimates that there are about 7,500 EVs in the country.
That number is expected to grow to about 15,000 by 2025.
The biggest problem is that many people in the car industry don’t have access to charging stations that are close to their homes, the study notes.
That could make it hard for people who live in neighborhoods that have a lot of charging infrastructure, like areas in Los Angeles or Atlanta.
The problem isn’t a lack in charging stations as much as a lack access.
If we had more charging stations close to homes, we’d have more electric cars on the road and we’d be able to see the benefits of the cars, said Dr. Reiss.
But that would mean fewer charging stations to be built.
The U!s charging infrastructure is not in place, but there are some things that could be done to make it better.
Reclaiming land for charging stations If the U was a more developed country, there would be a lot more charging infrastructure.
We would be building charging stations closer to homes and we would be providing incentives for people to build charging stations farther away.
Reuse and recycling infrastructure If we didn’t have charging infrastructure and we could make the roads safer, we would have a better opportunity to reduce the number and severity of deaths from COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.
But if the U were a developing country, we could do better, said Reiss in a press release.
We could also do a lot to improve our recycling practices, which is a big issue in many developing countries.
The more that we can reclaim land for these types of projects, the less risk there is of people using that land for other purposes.
For example, it could be a landfilling site or it could even be a waste treatment facility.
But Reiss said that for a lot, the land would be valuable.
The study says that the U is “on the verge of building a major new electric vehicle infrastructure project in the Midwest,” and the U’s goal is to get 100 percent of the vehicles on the roads by 2025 and to get 90 percent of all EVs on the highways by 2030, the same timeframe that EVs are expected to be the fastest-growing segment in the nation.
So the U needs to do a better job of getting the cars on our roads and getting people on our highways, Reiss added.
What are the other problems?
Reiss noted that the number one challenge for electric vehicles is how to get them to people.
The number one thing people are scared about is the cost of ownership, Reis says.
When you have cars that cost $30,000, they’re not going to be affordable.
And that means there’s going to have to be some additional incentives to get people to buy them.
But the U doesn’t have the infrastructure that is needed to make EVs affordable.
Reis said that the lack of funding for electric infrastructure in the last decade or so is a major barrier to EVs, but that it isn’t the only problem.
Reising up the industry Reiss also noted that there’s a lot that needs to be done in the electric vehicle industry, particularly the charging infrastructure that’s needed.
He cited a number of issues, including: More charging stations are needed in the suburbs, and there’s no guarantee that people are going to find a charging station in their own neighborhood.
The average home in the Chicago suburbs is only 6,000 square feet and it’s not even close to enough space for all the charging equipment.
So we need to figure out how to build a bigger system to help make it accessible to people who