Although the sales of electric vehicles have climbed by more than 40 percent each year, on average, in the United States since 2016, battery or charging issues are still a top concern. Compared to Europe, where EVs account for one in five new car sales, the average for the United States is only one in twenty. This discrepancy can be attributed to the US's limited network of charging stations. However, thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, $7.5 billion has been allocated to develop the country's EV-charging infrastructure.

An article by McKinsey has evaluated what the addition of the planned half a million public chargers would mean for the United States and their federal target of net-zero emissions by 2050. According to their findings, the United States would need 20 times more chargers than it has now by 2030 to meet the demands of federal targets set for sales of zero-emission vehicles.  

The McKinsey article also looks at some of the principles for building EV-charging infrastructure in the United States. Visit: to read the insights based on their experience designing charging-system plans.