An EV charging charge
Siemens has launched the eMobility calculator. It’s a tool for estimating the infrastructure requirements and potential impacts of electric transport in cities over the next 30 years.
The calculator gives cities a map of the kind of infrastructure improvements needed to electrify private cars, public buses and other fleets, says Siemens, including estimates of the number of electric vehicle chargers needed, along with parking and land use requirements.
According to the eMobility calculator, for Los Angeles, the number of EV chargers needed and amount of energy consumed by vehicles peaks in 2035. The city would need to install up to 100 chargers per week every week through to 2050 to accommodate an all-electric vehicle landscape.
e-Overview: The charge is on for EV charging, with infrastructure clearly make or break for electric mobility, That’s why companies such as Volkswagen, Renault, BP and Tata are making serious plays in the space. All this means serious challenges for major cities, but also for energy utilities as transport preferences start to shift.