At least those are the numbers provided by analyst house Juniper Research, who cites “greater government incentives” and “more widespread charging service availability” as the main reasons for the projected growth.
The way people perform charging will change slightly as well. Presently, over 80 percent of charging sessions take place in private homes, but that number is expected to drop to 70 percent by 2026.
“While EV charging at home will largely remain dominant, public charging roll-outs will be a major focus going forward, and their installation will be critical to enabling users who do not have off-road parking to join the electric mobility revolution,” said in a statement research author Nick Maynard.
Knowing all of the above, researchers are saying charging station vendors and governments should work together to be able to meet that demand, and they should also get on board those pesky fuel retailers that keep holding their ground.
Now, only one major question remains: will all that electricity going into cars be green, or generated the harmful way?