Question 4 of 12 in 2020 Vehicle Innovations Challenge
Started Jul 02, 2020 05:00PM UTC • Closing Dec 31, 2020 10:59PM UTC
The Mack Institute asks:
How many public DC fast charge electric vehicle charging stations will be available in the United States by 31 December 2020?
The adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is subject to a "chicken and egg" problem such that potential consumers are waiting for an extensive charging network and businesses are awaiting more electric cars on the roads to justify building more charging stations. This problem is especially relevant for DC fast charge stations that can fully charge the EV in less than 30 minutes (MY EV). The outcome will be determined using data from the U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center on 31 December 2020 at 5:00PM ET (Alternative Fuels Data Center). Data on public DC fast charge stations can be found by selecting the "Advanced Filters" tab. First select "Location" on the left and set "Country" to be "United States" while keeping "State/Territory" to be "All." Then select "Fuel" on the left. Under "Filter by Fuel Type" select "Electric" and set "Charger types" to be only "DC Fast" while keeping "Connectors" and "Networks" to be "All."
This question is the shorter-term companion of question #1678. The questions are substantively the same, save for the relevant time period. While they are companions, they are independent questions and the resolution of one will not necessarily impact the other.