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America’s road to an EV future

Written by: Alexa Stone

EV rechargingYou may know that vikings sailed the ocean blue 471 years before Christopher Columbus reached the Bahamas. You may also have read that in 2021, a Scandinavian country is leading the technological journey away from fossil fuels, toward Electric Vehicles (EV). More than 89% of passenger vehicles registered in Norway last month were EV. Less than 4% were petrol-powered.

Greenhouse Gas (GhG) emission standards in Western Europe are more binding than those in the United States. Under those standards, more than 20% of this year’s automotive sales have been EV’s. In Germany, the market share exceeds 30%.[1]

California leads the U.S. in EV sales, with 10% of this year’s vehicle sales. That percentage should increase over the next five years as the state’s Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) requirements are enforced. Still, America has a significant technological distance to cover. How can we build the infrastrature necessary to meet our climate change commitments?

During the recent global climate change conference, COP-26, charging infrastructure was identified as a key enabler of ZEV progress. In their COP-26 reporting, the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) cited several essentials[2] for planning EV infrastructure:

  • Laws that allow apartment tenents to install charging infrastructure
  • Flexible building codes and streamlined permitting
  • Focus on under-served communities
  • Development of a reliable ultra-fast charging network
  • Innovative charging solutions such as portable and under-sidewalk chargers, or streetlights having charger components

Hyundai Motor Company will bring its own innovative charging solution to Korea this year. The Genesis GV60 will recharge in about six hours when parked over a charging pad. The wireless connection eliminates the need for a cord and plug.[3]

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