Survey: 75% of  EV Charging Developers Can’t Get Enough Electricity for Their Stations

A new survey has found that three-fourths of all electric vehicle (EV) charging station developers are struggling to even secure enough electricity to power their stations.

According to Just The News, the report from California-based software company Xendee surveyed 211 developers. Of those 211, 75$ said that their biggest obstacle in building the necessary EV charging infrastructure is finding enough electricity. Another 63% of respondents said that the total cost of the infrastructure was a major problem as well, with 53% citing permitting delays as a top issue.

Respondents also pointed to a variety of other problems, including finances, supply chain issues, engineering costs, and inadequate software. Some developers were slow to get information back from utilities, while other regions have seen the price of energy costs skyrocket due to the push for more EV infrastructure.

As a result, Xendee notes that many of its clients have been forced to utilize gas- or diesel-powered generators to power their charging stations, thus defeating the purpose of electric vehicles in the first place.

Despite the numerous setbacks faced even within the industry, on top of widespread disinterest in electric vehicles among the general population, the Biden Administration has been increasingly forcing a greater emphasis on EVs within the industry, including various mandates for carbon emission reductions and a required amount of EVs sold relative to the overall automobile market. Certain Democrat-run states such as California have similarly implemented such laws demanding an increased production, sale, and use of EVs.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: 07 December 2020, Saxony, Leipzig: There is a sign next to charging points for electric vehicles. Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa (Photo by Jan Woitas/picture alliance via Getty Images)