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Building Out The Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Greenlots Advocates For Open Standards – Forbes

North America is at a critical point in making some decisions about its electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, and how proprietary its charging networks will ultimately be. The choices made could affect drivers for years to come. These decisions need to be made soon because of the unexpectedly rapid rate of EV adoption.

Consider this: In a late 2010 Huffington Post article entitled “7 Electric Cars You’ll Be Able To Buy Very Soon” the author notes “We’ve all heard it before: electric cars are the future, albeit a future that never seems quite near enough.” A little over a thousand days later, and we are now well into that future. EV sales have jumped from a mere 17,500 in 2011 to 53,000 in 2012, then catapulted to 96,000 in 2013, and that trend is just beginning. In the general scheme of things, the annual sale of nearly 100,000 EVs is tiny compared with the 15.6 million cars sold in the U.S. last year. But it is the direction that matters.



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