Land Availability & Access
At its core, the issue of public charging infrastructure is a real estate issue. Each city that intends to promote mass adoption of electric vehicles requires a particular density of public charging stations, and major travel corridors between cities will similarly require carefully-planned fast charging station infrastructure. Yet, the specific locations where charging stations would be ideal to meet the public’s needs are often not financially or politically attainable. In many cases, land made available for charging stations resides in privately-managed facilities where untenable cost burdens are placed on consumers. Hence, the charging infrastructure plans for any city or region should incorporate robust land use and acquisition strategies that maximize consumer access and require new developments to incorporate low-cost access to charging facilities.