Even though there are now more electric vehicle (EV) chargers deployed across the country than petrol stations, there are still concerns in certain areas that the surge isn’t happening quickly enough. By 2030, internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles will cease to be manufactured, and the grid will need to support a nation of EV drivers. Some towns and cities have already expressed their concerns, but what are the Government, local authorities or EV charging companies doing about it?
The charging network has come in leaps and bounds, with more innovative charging solutions being developed so the grid doesn’t become too overwhelmed. However, portable EV charging stations are a viable, cost-effective alternative that the Government have yet to seriously consider. They can be deployed anywhere in the UK, providing charge to areas where connecting to the grid is impractical or impossible. The disruption caused by EV charger installation can be expensive and long, whereas portable charging stations leave no mark, making them perfect for annual events such as music festivals. With concerns growing for the speed at which EV charging points are being installed, how can we keep up?
The Lincoln and Birmingham Conundrum
In the past week, both The Birmingham Mail and Lincolnshire Live has expressed concerns that there simply aren’t enough rapid chargers to support EV drivers in the area. A new study found that Birmingham needs a “massive” increase in EV chargers, whereas Lincolnshire fears falling behind in the EV surge, and 61% of 140 drivers said the lack of chargers puts them off buying an electric vehicle. As these cities rush to provide more accessible charging points for residents, it could cause major disruptions and stress upon the infrastructure…
EV charging companies across the globe are developing new and improved ways to support a greener future, but there are issues with the infrastructure that could cause problems for certain areas. Our portable EV chargers at Elite Vehicle Charging can support off-grid locations, helping EV drivers get connected and decreasing range anxiety for tourists. To find out more about our services, please visit us here.
Infrastructure Issues and Battery Storage Benefits
In our previous article, we discussed how there were concerns that the infrastructure would struggle to support a full network of chargers, especially in cities where they’re incredibly easy to come by. Running out of charge whilst on a long drive is a big concern for most drivers, which can put them off opting for an electric car in the first place. When power cuts or failures happen to the grid, drivers can be left without a suitable place to charge, which can cause the EV surge to lose momentum.
Portable EV charging points are a great alternative for areas that don’t wish to connect to the grid. Whether they don’t want to leave a legacy or connecting is too expensive or impossible, battery storage chargers can be deployed anywhere, providing stress-free charge to areas desperately in need of provisions. Here at Elite Vehicle Charging, we can even provide a concierge service to ensure your chargers are working at an optimal condition at all times.
How Our EV Charging Company Can Help
We care deeply about the planet, and we want as many people as possible to make that all-important switch to an electric vehicle. Transport is the biggest cause of co2 emissions in the world, and by switching petrol to pure electric, you can make a huge difference to the environment. Portable EV chargers can encourage more people to go electric, as they can decrease range anxiety and get more people connected.
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