A Deep Dive Into the Global EV Charging Infrastructure

The Journey to Decarbonisation Involves a (Hopefully Short) Stop at a Charging Point
Electric vehicles (EVs) surpassed 10 million cumulative sales globally in late 2020. Announcements from automakers and government bodies regarding manufacturing goals, new vehicle emission standards, incentives, and infrastructure investments suggest that the global electric vehicle market could expand dramatically in the years ahead. These developments spur broad questions about how much infrastructure is needed to support electric vehicle growth and the associated costs. Charging infrastructure costs can be shared across many interested stakeholders from electric power utilities, private charging companies, automakers, and property owners. Limited charging infrastructure has been one of the main barriers to EV uptake and deploying sufficient charging infrastructure in unison with EV deployment is critical to ensure EVs are as convenient to own and operate as conventional vehicles.
With emerging trends such as High Power Charging, Smart Charging, and Wireless Charging coming into the market, one overarching theme is evident - this market is rapidly growing and evolving. IDTechEx conducts a holistic assessment of various charging standards, technologies, and their deployment across major regions. It is essential that charging infrastructure - sufficient access to charging points and their compatibility with energy networks - keeps pace with rapidly evolving technologies and business models in this sector. Having high-performance EVs without the means to power them easily and conveniently will stall a wide-scale take-up.
This webinar hosted by Shazan Siddiqi, Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, is based on the new report, "Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles and Fleets 2022-2032" which assesses growing home, workplace, and public charging needs through to 2032 to support the ongoing transition to electric vehicles. This webinar will include:
  • An overview of current charging standards and technologies
  • A summary of regional deployment by both public and private sector
  • A discussion on emerging charging technologies including high power DC-fast charging
  • Chargepoint operators and their different business models
  • The growing need for smart charging