Aging infrastructure and its impact
As new technological innovations gain momentum and use, we have to keep our eyes on what we’ve already developed and built. Once such issue that is arising is creating acceptable infrastructure (plug ins) for the growing popularity of electric vehicles (“EV”).
Most homes, apartments and commercial developments have zero spaces for EV’s to charge currently, and the already installed electric infrastructure was based upon certain electric loads, not contemplating the high loads of EV charge stations. These sorts of aged infrastructure constraints slow the acceptance and uptake of new innovations.
Some estimate that it will take many years yet and many billions of dollars for EV charge stations to spread to the degree that gas stations have in North America. All of this cost and time are worth it though: it only costs 15% – 30% to charge a car compared to an equivalent car in gas. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2mDFacT