For drivers without garages, charging a big barrier to electric cars

In Amsterdam, many of the parking spots are public, whereas in the U.S., “most electric car owners have their own garage and designated parking,” said Lutsey, who noted that Europeans pushed for early public investments in charging.
A 2013 paper by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University estimated that just 56 percent of vehicles in the U.S. have a dedicated parking spot off the street.
Without available chargers, it’s hard for people who want to be green to take the final step to buy a clean vehicle, said Griffin, the Russian Hill resident.More>>