The Rise of Mega-Jolt: The Acceleration of Costs and Logistics for Electric Vehicle Charging

Life Opinion RealClearWire An unintentional glimpse of the future during Secretary Jennifer Granholm’s road trip touting electric cars. Her PR misstep involved her staff in a gasoline-powered vehicle blocking a charger in Georgia. EVs, despite being touted as technological marvels, have many inconveniences and tradeoffs. As the US government and states invest in a massive national infrastructure of charging stations for EVs, the industry faces challenges due to the low demand for electric vehicles and economic constraints. Despite California’s huge infrastructure investment, it has not met its goal of public chargers. The state will need over 2.4 million public chargers to accommodate 15.5 million EVs by 2035. The infrastructure transition from gasoline to electricity will require significant changes in driving habits and is expected to lose money until there are enough EVs. The frustration in charging EVs is due to various issues, which include technology, economics, and above all, human nature.