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    The EV market is flourishing globally, thanks to multiple steps by the governments, efforts by many companies to turn their fleet electric and, most importantly, automakers’ constant endeavour to provide latest technologies in the EVs. What needs to be done now is the standardisation of Electric Vehicles Charging Equipment so that their quality is not compromised with.

    The electric vehicles market is growing rapidly and is expected to cross the 25-million mark by the year 2030. Governments across the world are offering tax rebates and subsidies to boost the sale of EVs. Moreover, with advancements in technology in respect to Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), the EV market is set to evolve further. The ever-increasing range of EVs and the fast-strengthening charging infrastructure are contributing largely to pushing the sale of EVs worldwide.

    Both, developed as well as developing, nations are taking aggressive steps to promote the use of EVs for another good reason – to reduce carbon emissions. It’s an established fact that EVs are beneficial for the environment as they reduce greenhouse emissions and lower pollution levels. This factor has played a key role in the growth of EV sales across the globe. And not just the governments; even big companies around the world are formulating provisions of making their fleet fully electric. The increased use of EVs by e-commerce and last-mile companies is widely known.

    • The ever-increasing range of EVs and the fast-strengthening charging infrastructure are contributing largely to pushing the sale of EVs worldwide.
    • Even big companies are formulating provisions of making their fleet fully electric. The increased use of EVs by e-commerce and last-mile companies is widely known.
    • Auto majors have the greatest pool of minds at their disposal and they are doing their utmost to provide consumers with the latest technology in the EVs manufactured by them.
    • It’s time the governments and organisations across the globe set guidelines and standards according to which EVCE is  required to be manufactured.

    The role played by automakers in bolstering EV sales is no less significant. The global EV market is dominated by established players, like Tesla (US), Volkswagen (Germany), BMW (Germany) and Nissan (Japan). These auto majors have the greatest pool of minds at their disposal and they are doing their utmost to provide consumers with the latest technology in the EVs manufactured by them. To cite an example, earlier the range of EVs was below average and charging these vehicles would take more than 20 hours, at least. Now with the advancements in battery technology, EVs can give a range of over 500 miles on a full charge. Besides, EV batteries now have the capability to get fully charged within 7-8 hours through a slow charger and just an hour or so through a fast charger.

    However, despite all these positive developments in the e-mobility arena, the EV market is confronted with a few challenges. The high cost of an EV compared to that of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)-run vehicle is a huge barrier.  Another challenge the EV market faces is the lack of standardisation of charging infrastructure. Due to this, the quality of EVCE (Electric Vehicles Charging Equipment) is being compromised. It’s time the governments and organisations across the globe set guidelines and standards according to which EVCE is  required to be manufactured and all manufacturers of such equipment are made to comply with this.

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