The number of electric-vehicle charging stations in the United States alone is expected to grow tremendously by 2020, states information from a new report by the research company IMS Research.
It’s not just the USA that is switching on to electric cars either. Electric car recharging stations, which totaled 135,000 worldwide back in 2011 could easily grow to 10.7 million by 2020 – just seven years from now. The report stated that this is being led by growing numbers of electric-vehicles starting to hit the highways in the U.S.A., China, Japan and Germany.
“While sales volumes may not reach the levels imagined in the hype of 2009, it is clear that there needs to be recharging infrastructure in place to support this change in mobility,” said Alastair Hayfield, associate director at IMS Research, and the creator of this new report.
Both cheap electric car conversions, and expensive factory-made electric vehicles make up for the U.S. currently having a total of 5,894 electric car charging stations. This is according to the U.S. Department of Energy. From here, as more gasless cars take to the streets, things will get even easier for electric car owners.
This is also very good news for those building electric cars on a budget, as an increase in the number of places to plug your car in, means you can spend less on a big battery pack; instead getting something more economically sized for shorter distances.
Good news all around, and there has never been a better time to get in the garage and rip the engine out of an old gas burner.