Charged with Success

Transportation departments around the world are faced with electric and hybrid vehicles becoming a fast priority. It’s up to the government to provide the necessary infrastructure to ensure car makers can sell their vehicles and customers can keep their vehicles charged while keeping accordance with increasingly stringent emissions regulations. But, as more drivers turn to electric and hybrid vehicles, revenues from gas taxes will diminish. There is also the question of how electric and hybrid vehicles will fit into the transportation system as they become more sophisticated. Many believe that the time to address the convergence of electric and hybrid vehicles with internal combustion systems before monumental expenses ensue. Enthusiasm for plug-in technology is growing in the United States (US), although it is largely confined to states on the east and west coasts, with California leading the way. Germany is leading the countries in Europe actively promoting electric vehicles and their associated infrastructure. They are developing an interoperable Europe-wide public charging infrastructure that will enable drivers to access all public charging points throughout the continent. In the future, drivers will have the ability to access the charging structure through a single provider’s contract, making electric car charging as simple as using an Automated Teller Machine (ATM).


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  • Accession Number: 01491999
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 3 2013 12:30PM