Why Charging Infrastructure Redundancy Is Key To Making EVs Accessible For Everyone

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While it’s true that longer-range electric cars don’t need to make use of DC rapid charging infrastructure as frequently as shorter range electric cars (meaning they’re more often the choice for those who can afford more expensive cars like the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, 2017 Telsa Model 3 and 2018 Nissan LEAF), older electric cars with shorter ranges are often the only choice for lower-income buyers wanting to make the switch.

But while the entry-point for used electric cars has now dropped below $5,000 (or equivalent currency) in some places, the unreliability of some public charging infrastructure means many would-be electric car owners are still being put off — especially those who can only afford older, used models.

Which brings us to today’s topic at hand: why electric car charging providers need to solve their reliability issues (by taking a leaf out of Tesla’s book and planning redundancy at every turn) before electric cars can truly become mainstream.

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