Fair point, so what we really need is proper statistics on the number of households in the country who drive cars and have the ability to install home charging should the need it. Does such a statistic exist yet ?I think the often quoted stat was 60% of households have off street parking. Which I take it includes apartment car park or a parking spot that is opposite the road. None of those example is allowed to install EV charging points by the home owner.
If they're moderately long range EV's (>200 miles) then I very much doubt that every car in the household needs to charge every day unless they're all road warriors. Do they all go and fuel up at a petrol station every night as well ? The answer is to simply take turns on who parks on the driveway based on who is more needing of a charge. I don't really see an issue here, this is only a problem with short range EV's which won't be common in 2030.People also often ask, how can multi-car household charge their EV with only one driveway spot. My road for example, out of 9 houses, 4 only have a single parking spot and 3 of those household have 2-3 cars.
True, but the only way to make progress is to just forge ahead and go through some teething pains. You have to pull off the plaster at some point. You're not suddenly going to have 20 million drivers switch to EV's over night, it will happen progressively, and as it does infrastructure will need to keep abreast of that. Ten years is a long time. Ten years ago the 24kWh Nissan Leaf hadn't even launched.I think the ban can't come soon enough from our environmental footprint point of view. But at the same time, the infrastructure is so far from ready it's not even funny. Just yesterday, I discovered the new BP petrol station 150kW chargers don't accept contactless payments. It sometimes feels like the infrastructure is actually going backwards!