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A study of 1,419 California plug-in vehicle owners has unearthed some interesting facts about those drivers access to the public infrastructure charging network. In total, 71% of survey participants reported they did have access to at least a workplace or a public charger.
71% Of Respondent Have Access To Public Or Workplace Charging
The breakdown of available access was as follows:
- 39% had access to only public charging
- 12% had access to only workplace charging
- 20% had access to both public and workplace charging
- 29% had no access at all
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Additionally, the survey noted that 89% of all workplace charging was a free service. More surprising was that free public L2 charging was reported even higher at 90%
Even though this study only recently wrapped up, that 90% access to free public charging is sure to be on the down swing already.
The largest previously '"free" public network of chargers, provided by Blink, has now gone to a fee/pay-per-hour system. New charging fees range from $1 to $2 per hour. (details here)
Still, having a PEV charging infrastructure widespread enough to already service 70% of plug-in vehicle drivers is fairly impressive.
Also of interest, 91% of all respondents said they also had a L2 charging unit at home.