Electric vehicles (EVs) have received some big incentives in the recent climate bill, but adoption is going to rely on more than just bringing down the cost of the car. According to a recent consumer report done by Parks Associates, even though just 6% of US households own an EV, 19% of US households report intentions to purchase an EV within the next 12 months. But, how does that hold up to plans to expand EV infrastructure throughout the United States?
Affordability has long been an issue when it comes to driving greater adoption for electrified transport, however, the hassle of finding a charging station can be a significant roadblock as well. According to the research done by Parks Associates while owners charge most often at home, 61% also charge regularly while they are at Work. Over 50% also charge while they are at a restaurant, which puts into perspective how much EV infrastructure will need to factor into the future design and planning of buildings.
“EV momentum is real, and so is the opportunity for utilities and connected home players,” said Elizabeth Parks, President and CMO, Parks Associates. “Major auto OEMs have committed to a conversion to fully electrified fleets across the next 10 years, so the EV revolution has already begun.
“The next few years represent a challenging but critical time for players in energy and connected technology industries to determine how the rise of EVs will impact their industries and to ensure their solutions will be part of the new reality.”
A Look into the Near Future for EV Adoption
For those interested in learning more, the firm will be highlighting its findings this Thursday, September 8 in its webinar “Eliminating EV Barriers: Future Proofing the Experience.” In it, webinar speakers will discuss the current EV market, as well as opportunities and challenges that will arise as EV adoption accelerates. Areas of focus include consumer adoption of and familiarity with EVs, purchase drivers and inhibitors, use of charging stations, and how consumer perceptions of charging station availability impacts adoption and usage.
Speakers will also discuss the scaling of EV infrastructure, the value of energy data in futureproofing these offerings, and how to provide secure and reliable solutions.
The panelists will include:
- Daniel Elizalde, Product Executive & Advisor – Climate Tech
- Paddy Gogin, Enterprise Sales, International – Smart Energy, Particle
- Elizabeth Parks, President and CMO, Parks Associates
For information or to register, visit the main page.