As we all know, today’s every other automobile company makes its priority to produce electric charged vehicles rather than traditional petroleum-centric vehicles. The government also put steps into producing more and more EVs by incentivizing automobile companies with tax & other concessions. It is projected that the Indian Electric Vehicle market will grow from 3.21 billion dollars in the year 2022 to 113.99 billion dollars by the year 2029.
One of the main concerns of people who want to buy EVs is electric vehicle charging stations because we don’t have enough charging stations to meet the energy requirements of these vehicles.
Let’s see what are the challenges we are facing in developing electric charging infrastructure and what are the prospective solutions of the same.
Challenges in front of EVs Charging Stations
Several challenges in front of EVs Charging Stations hinder the overall development of Electric Vehicles that we are focusing on here.
Most EV Charging stations use dirty energy
It is observed that most of the EV charging stations use dirty energies like coal, natural gas, petroleum and other gases to generate electricity for charging stations. Why are we switching to electric vehicles? – the answer is to reduce pollution in the environment, but we are reducing pollution emitted from vehicles by producing more harmful components in the process of electricity generation. Of this, we cannot achieve our goal of sustainable development. We need to use renewable energy resources to eliminate the double-counted negative impacts of these harmful components on our environment.
Unaware of the right location to install a charging station
Most of the time we’re unaware of the type and right location to install charging stations to find a perfect solution for a particular location. It creates an uneven distribution of energy infrastructure and ultimately brings inefficiency to the system.
Expansion in energy demands with detonating EV sales
As EV sales keep on flooding, the complete charging-energy demand in China, Europe, and the US will increase from around 20 billion kilowatt-hours in 2020 to around 280 billion kilowatt-hours in 2030. Factors including the number of chargers introduced and how much energy is given by this charging focus will influence an EV owner’s decision of charging area.
Huge investment in the upgradation of Power grids
We need to put so much money into upgrading power grids and enhancing their capacity for the absorption of EV charging loads. The upgrade can deal with the flood in charging load in specific areas at a moment. To satisfy these needs, utilities should put resources into upgrading the transmission and distribution frameworks.
Prospective Solutions for EVs charging stations
After discussing several challenges faced by EV charging stations, now we need to know the prospective solutions for the same. Here are some solutions:
Electricity generation by solar power
We know that many EV stations use dirty energy to charge electric vehicles. Solar power is the most efficient renewable energy that is abundant in nature, we can use it to generate electricity cleanly. The power produced by solar energy leads to no carbon emissions/footprints and results in very clean energy to use. A most significant advantage of solar energy is that it very well may be sent much faster than some other power generation.
Adoption of more up-to-date EV charging technologies
The adoption of EVs generally relies upon the accessibility of a better-charging foundation. Subsequently, organisations that influence technology hold the onus of giving the best charging solutions for customers.
Significant automakers and innovation suppliers will consider wagering on more up-to-date techniques for EV charging to expand adoption and lower the cost of EVs.
A satisfactory rollout of public EV charging stations
Expanding the fleet of EVs and charging foundations will be critical to further developing air quality in urban areas. This will likewise upgrade energy security by decreasing reliance on imported crude and assist with battling environmental change. The establishment of charging stations in strategically practical areas can assist with accomplishing these EV aspirations. Public entities can put resources into and assemble EV charging foundations to push expanded EV adoption.