PEVs: What does it take to get people to buy them?
By: SGN Staff
As part of its efforts to promote the adoption and growth of plug-in vehicles (PEVs), industry software and services company Recargo collected opinions and attitudes from more than 2% of the countryâ€™s PEV drivers to find out what they want and donâ€™t want, like and donâ€™t like.
The firmâ€™s new research service, PlugInsights, conducted the 2013 U.S. PEV Charging Study which touches on a variety of relevant issues, such as charging technologies, PEV driver charging habits, and vehicle range issues.
One of the major conclusions may not be a surprise: drivers were very insistent that more Level 3 quick charging stations are essential if range anxiety is to be overcome. So it makes sense that charging at pay or free public charging stations account for only 10% of total chargingâ€¦ because they are overwhelmingly Level 2 chargers, which take hours.
Another key takeaway: while 81% of charging by home owners is done at home, 22% of the population lives in apartments. And those apartment residents make up only 8% of PEV drivers. Why? Among other things, they have a hard time charging at home.
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