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EV Charging in Europe: Needs for 2030 and Effects of Covid today

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Communications Associate GreenWay Infrastructure

Communications Associate at GreenWay Infrastructure, the largest EV charging services provider in CEE.We are dedicated to making the use of EVs the realistic and preferred transportation option...

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In this Electric Avenue Podcast episode we first discuss the effects of the Corona virus pandemic on the EV recharging industry? Then, there is the first part (of 2) of our discussion of “Recharge EU: How many charge points will EU countries need by 2030?” -  the exhaustive recent report from Transport & Environment, with lead author Lucien Matheiu.

 

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Matt Chester on Apr 14, 2020

When I drive my EV past gas stations and see prices I haven't seen since I first learned to drive, it makes me a little sad that some of the cost benefit of my driving an EV is being taken away-- though that's only a small reason why I bought one. But for many people who would have been driven mainly by the cost benefits, I fear this will be a new challenge to overcome for the EV market. You could/should point to the fact that volatility in the oil market works in both ways and that's a sign for how expensive driving an ICE vehicle could very well become, but it's hard for people to understand and recognize that when they've paying less than $2 per gallon. 

Julia-- how do you think talking points by EV advocates should account for the current situation?

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