California leads US in electric-car use, planning: here's what others can learn
The article and the report its based on make many of the same points re needed charging infrastructure I did upthread:
A Bloomberg editorial on what the state can teach other localities, for example, cites a new city law in San Francisco taking effect this year that requires at least 10 percent of parking spaces in new buildings to have wiring installed for future plug-in car charging stations.
Back in 2013, Palo Alto changed its building code to require something similar. Thanks to one strong-willed EV advocate in the city, it's easier to install curbside parking on city land. . . .
Just looking at the infrastructure side of things, a study by UCLA and UC-Berkeley issued in summer 2017 found that, "Ultimately, some analysts estimate that the state will need private and public sources to provide 125,000 to 220,000 publicly accessible charging ports by 2020." That's far above the roughly 12,000 available in the state today.
Additionally, hundreds of thousands of other charging stations will be necessary at multi-unit dwellings, the report noted. . . .
Link to the summary of the UC report: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=25143
Direct link to the report itself: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Plugging-Away-June-2017.pdf