Will Parking Problems Slow the Rise of Electric Vehicles?

Battery-powered vehicles may now face a different kind of stumbling block on the path to widespread acceptance. A new study from Carnegie Mellon University suggests that over the next 30 years, penetration of EVs into the national fleet will be curtailed if society doesn’t first find a way to solve its parking problem.

Titled “US Residential Charging Potential for Electric Vehicles,” the study contends that only 56% of vehicles now have a dedicated off-street parking space and just 47% have access at an owned residence.