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Designing EV infrastructure for a connected, electrified future

01 June 2022

Many have said that the electric vehicle (EV) market faces a classic “chicken or egg” problem. Without confidence in the infrastructure needed to support large-scale EV charging, customers are less likely to purchase an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle. But without proof of a growing, stable EV market, businesses and municipalities are less likely to invest in the charging infrastructure needed to move the industry forward.

While there may not be consensus on whether EV charging infrastructure is the chicken or the egg, there is no doubt that major obstacles exist when it comes to its expansion. Thankfully, a collective effort is underway by engineers, technology companies, government agencies and other organisations to solve some of the most complex challenges that stand in the way of widespread, global implementation of EV charging networks.

Several areas of innovation show major promise for the future of EV charging infrastructure, including solutions designed for higher voltage and current, components that support miniaturisation, and improved thermal management techniques. 

Read the full article in DPA's June issue

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