Charging infrastructure

The USA has a unique problem with respect to private charging, as domestic power points there are 120V. Opinions concerning how to address this (e.g. what could be the optimal level 1: level 2 charging balance) varied significantly. Many discussions also emphasized the challenges to providing and designing a payment scheme for charging points in multi-unit housing, something that again provoked divergent opinions. In addition to this were the problems with older buildings with decaying infrastructure, whose owners may not allow an electrical inspection at all!  While these conversations were interesting to listen to, they also highlighted what a good position Finland is with respect to private charging infrastructure, as well as the importance of regulation in new building constructions.

For more detailed analysis of what he learned at EVS26 read Chris’s reflections on Utilities,OEMsBatteriesthe Market, and Charging Infrastructure.

Read more: The EVS26 website

A press release from the Electric Drive Transportation Association on the symposium

Photos from EVS26

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