Study: 20% of electric vehicle owners couldn’t charge their EVs at public charging stations

As the Biden administration pushes electric vehicles, thousands of EV owners report that they couldn’t charge their electric cars at public charging stations, according to a new poll.

JD Power – a consumer research, data, and analytics firm – released its second annual U.S. Electric Vehicle Experience Public Charging Study on Wednesday. The survey interviewed 11,554 electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid vehicle owners from January through June 2022.

The study found that 20% of electric vehicle owners couldn’t charge their EVs at public charging stations.

“The study finds that one out of every five respondents ended up not charging their vehicle during their visit,” JD Power reported. “Of those who didn’t charge, 72% indicated that it was due to the station malfunctioning or being out of service.”

Brent Gruber – executive director of global automotive at JD Power – said in a statement, “Not only is the availability of public charging still an obstacle, but EV owners continue to be faced with charging station equipment that is inoperable.” – READ MORE

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