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The Future of Electric Vehicle Charging

Overview of the Dutch EV charging market

February 26, 2019

The three barriers to overcome

Electric vehicles are on their way to becoming mainstream. However, there are still three barriers that have to be overcome.

First, the cost barrier. The most important barrier is the high acquisition costs. Despite decreasing battery prices, the gap with traditional vehicles is significant. According to several studies, the acquisition costs of long-range battery vehicles are expected to be at par with traditional vehicles in the next decade. Currently this barrier is mitigated by favorable government policies.

Second, although battery range is improving significantly, it cannot compete with the range of traditional cars and higher range cars yet. 61% of the potential customers would only consider purchasing an electric vehicle if the battery range is 600 km or higher. The current mean range of battery electric vehicles is 309 km.

And third, potential battery electric vehicle customers show concern regarding charging infrastructure (or a lack thereof). Although the amount of publicly available chargers in the Netherlands is at 35,000 and increasing rapidly, potential consumers note the lack of fast charging and see the long “refueling” time compared to traditional vehicles as a nuisance.

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