The Condition of EV Infrastructure in the World - Analysis for Years 2005–2016

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 51)


Many prominent environment protection activists, political decision-makers and businessmen think that widespread global use of electric vehicles (EV) is necessary to mitigate many problems connected with environment protection, energy security and sustainable development [1, 2]. In spite of intense promotional actions carried out by numerous governments and vehicle manufacturers, global diffusion of EV is generally slow [3]. One of the main barriers in the development of market for these cars includes limited transport infrastructure dedicated to vehicles of this type - that is public charging stations for electric vehicles. This issue is important in so far as it concerns their quantity, parameters, and availability. In this article, the author will discuss the condition of EV infrastructure in the world as regards the number of charging stations, as well as relevant preconditions to increase their number.


Electromobility Sustainable development policy Electric vehicle Charging station 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mechatronics and Machine DesignKielce University of TechnologyKielcePoland

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