Forecourt thoughts: Mass fast charging of electric vehicles

Electric vehicles (EV) are here; and they are here to stay.  By 2050 we think there could be anything from 7 to 26 million on the road. But how it will this work in practice, particularly with the development of more powerful batteries?  Can the electricity network take such a demand?  Could these batteries be harnessed for other purposes?  There are a host of questions to answered.

In this series of Thought Pieces on EVs we seek to explore potential options that may be available.  We hope that this will stimulate discussion and responses from you, the reader.  In this first article we examine the practicality of home charging EVs and whether it might not be more cost-effective to establish a series of charging stations that could function in much the same way as petrol stations do today.

Intrigued? Carry on reading here.