As early as summer 2010, auto manufacturers will start shipping plug-in hybrids and other electric-vehicles in volume. According to a new research done by Pike Research, the global installed base of charging locations will surpass 5 million with equipment revenues of $6.5 million by 2015.

“While electric vehicles will be primarily charged at home, a strong funding push by governments will mean that more than half of all charge points will be public charging stations by 2015,” says industry analyst John Gartner. “Retailers will also install public access stations primarily as a marketing tool, and many companies will also offer workplace charging stations for their employees.”

Forecast by Pike Research says that China will be the world leader in charging stations due to a strong government mandate to push the adoption of electric-vehicles. The United States will be the second-largest market with more than one million charge points installed by 2015.

- By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoChannel


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  • zermatt

    It would be nice if there is a standard for these plugs and not have each manufacturer setting their own standard. Don't you just hate ii that laptops have chargers that vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and you cannot borrow a friend's Dell charger for your HP or Mac?

    Also, I expect that these charging stations will be put in locations near the handicapped spaces and will be close in to the front of the company or the mall. I hope that these charging stations charge for the privilege of being able to top off at work or the mall and tell everyone when your car is fully charged and that you are just taking a close in space for the convenience.

  • S

    Hope someone plans on building a couple hundred coal fired power plants to power them.

  • zermatt

    If the story hyped the Vapor or had simply mentioned it, well that would ave been a different story. A picture of the Vapor is not enough to set me off – just yet.

  • zermatt

    If the story hyped the Vapor or had simply mentioned it, well that would ave been a different story. A picture of the Vapor is not enough to set me off – just yet.