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Electric car plans crash against problem of installing on-street chargers

On-street ‘refuelling’ presents potential roadblocks in the rollout of the technology as infrastructure falls short

Nick Carey and Tina Bellon

European and US cities planning to phase out combustion engines over the next 15 years first need to plug a charging gap for millions of residents who park their cars on the street.

For while electric vehicle (EVs) sales are soaring in Europe and the US, a lag in installing charging infrastructure is causing a roadblock.

Often cash-strapped local authorities have other priorities than a kerbside network of charging points which would allow owners to ensure their EVs are always topped up...

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