Navigant Research‘s John Gartner reports on the slow but steady expansion of EV charging infrastructure:
EV charging is now available across the United States at more than 20,000 locations, which are bringing in money every day through pay-for charging events. Not all of the equipment providers will survive – consolidation is natural in any rapidly growing industry – and any companies that fall by the wayside should not be viewed as indicators of the broader failure of the industry. While some of the seeds of the Dept. of Energy-funded EV infrastructure did not take root, the investment has been critical to increasing consumer adoption of EVs.
Sales of plug-in vehicles are up 145% this year compared to the first quarter of 2012, with more than a dozen models on the market.
Source: Slowly, EV Ecosystem Takes Root on plugincars.com