Public Chargers Hit 16,000 in USA

Source: Coming to a corner near you. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Quartz reports that we now have 16,000 public EV charging spots with 43,000 “plugs” in the USA (CLICK HERE). That’s a small number of locations when compared to the 112,000 public gas stations (each with many pumps/hoses). But, it is great progress since virtually all of the public charging spots have been installed since 2009.

We believe the best point in the article is:

“The number of public EV charging stations in the US may not outnumber fossil fuel outlets for decades, mostly because they will be unnecessary. ‘Refilling’ will be a chore only for EV owners without garages or for those making long distance drives along highways. The future of the fill-up is probably plugging in at home or work.”

Home and workplace charging are two of the keys to mass EV adoption. Please contact us at Park to Spark® so that we may help you with your workplace EV charging strategy.



Much is made in the media and, frankly, by car manufacturing firms about the importance and fear of Range Anxiety as a reason to not own an EV. Sure, if you drive an all-electric-vehicle on a longer trip (not a typical commuter drive) you could worry about running out of “fuel”. This is true even if EV charge spots are:

  • On your trip route
  • Functioning
  • Available
  • And, fit your trip time frame

Park to Spark® recently visited a potential client in Philadelphia. We drove our Volt to/from Philly with several other site visits along the way. We charged at home overnightphillyroadtripstats. We didn’t charge again during the trip.

The Volt, thanks to its on-board generator, made the 633 mile round trip from the Park to Spark® HQ with no anxietyRange or otherwise. The trip did require one pit stop as we used 15.59 gallons of stinking gasoline. Our EV trip was, well, just a trip.

Some would complain that the Volt used gasoline. “Only 40 MPG is awful” they might say. But, think about it: Our commute driving for the other 4 days of that work week was 100% EV travel since we use home and workplace EV Charging. About 250 other miles that week were gas free.

At Park to Spark®, we believe all EVs are good-even the ones that use gasoline when their battery is empty. Please contact us to learn how we can help you understand EVs and how workplace charging can make sense for all EV types.


National Bolt Roll Out Coming Soon

Automotive News reports that the new Chevy Bolt can be ordered by dealers now for an August delivery. CLICK HERE

Photo Courtesy of Automotive News

“The Bolt EV is a highly important vehicle for not just GM but the auto industry. With a starting price of $37,495 including shipping, before a $7,500 federal tax credit, it is the industry’s most affordable long-range electric vehicle.”

An Electric-Only EV with 200+ miles of “range” and a price around $30K will work for most Americans-especially if they have Workplace EV Charging. Please Contact Us here at Park to Spark® to learn more about a Workplace charging strategy when you get your new Bolt.