EVs are starting to sell in considerable numbers, but the charging infrastructure isn't keeping up, with UK councils only planning to install 35 chargers each by 2025. This week, James and Stef discuss the current state of charging in the UK, including the report by Connected Kerb, which says that people will only be happy to switch to EVs if they have local charging. This has also been backed up by a recent MIT report, which also argues that a multi-faceted approach is the best one. But street charging will clearly be central, which is why Shell has purchased Ubitricity, as will driveway charger sharing services like Co Charger's, and the focus on bookable hotel parking charging from YourParkingSpace. Charger forecourts like Gridserve's will play an important role, too. But one thing's for certain – we need more chargers for the massive explosion in the EV market.
Music by Soonripe Collective.