In anticipation of a greater diffusion of electric cars, and to encourage their sale at the same time, other car manufacturers besides Tesla are planning to create their own network. More and more drivers will choose whether or not to buy an electric vehicle in the near future; to take that decision, a discriminating factor will surely be the amount of columns present on the territory and their charging speed.
The first example was Tesla: the Californian brand has developed charging stations exclusively dedicated to its vehicles and has made them more efficient than the direct current ones that we are used to seeing. In addition to requiring a minimal time to fill up, the Tesla Superchargers do not need either a dedicated card or an App installed on the driver’s phone. By connecting the vehicle, the charging stall recognizes it and sends all the data related to the charging that is making, including payment, directly to the owner. Thanks to the spread of Tesla columns on the territory, and the possibility of installing them in their own home, the car manufacturer thus guarantees its community the security of never stopping!
From 2021, the electric off-road vehicle of the American brand will be on sale. To support its diffusion, in these days Jeep is setting up charging stations dedicated to its electric vehicles even in the most inaccessible dirt roads in the USA. In this way, off-road fans will be more encouraged to buy Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid: a green way to tackle even the most extreme offroad in America.
The idea of adapting electric charging stations to the places frequented by their drivers is not just Tesla and Jeep. The Rivian brand in fact, to increase the sales of its pick-up and electric suv, has planned to install fast charging stations near tourist destinations and dedicated streets to get there.
Fast charging stations will alternate with slower chargers, in areas where Rivian owners are supposed to stop (hotels and urban car parks in particular).
The Rivian charging network will not be for the exclusive use of the individual driver: the brand plans to provide about 100,000 electric vans for Amazon deliveries, which will be powered by the same fast charging stations provided for individual users.