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'Charge rage': Too many electric cars, not enough workplace chargers - San Jose Mercury News

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"If you don't maintain a 2-to-1 ratio, you are dead," said ChargePoint CEO Pat Romano. "Having two chargers and 20 electric cars is worse than having no chargers and 20 electric cars. If you are going to do this, you have to be willing to continue to scale it."

PG&E expects to see as many as 800,000 electric vehicles on the road within its Northern California territory by the end of 2020, up from just 20,000 now, and the valley is a hot spot of adoption. In addition to home charging stations, there are nearly 20,000 public and workplace electric vehicle charging stations across the United States, according to a tally maintained by the Department of Energy. Of those, more than 5,000 are in California.

We always knew this "add more milk, add more cereal" challenge to bootstrapping electric vehicles was bound to have growing pains.

Stories like this will make more people more inclined to be late adopters.

Something I didn't realize until reading the comments: Why can't people just charge at home?

Turns out, part of the battle is that people want subsidized power.

Car chargers at work are free to the consumers who use them.

So, finding a cheap source of electricity remains the number one way to change the world for the better.

Makes sense, this is the real issue.

Think how many wars would stop if energy were cheap and easily available everywhere.

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