Electric vehicle charging station installation Atlanta

5 Little Known Facts About Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installations

A 2020 report published by the International Energy Association estimates that there will be 245 million electric vehicles on the roads by 2030. This means that there has to be a robust electric charging station infrastructure installed and in place by that time. This creates a need for widespread electric vehicle charging station installations in homes, offices, and other businesses. Here are a few little-known facts about electric vehicle charging stations:

1 – Experts Expect the Percentage of Electric Vehicles within the Overall Vehicle Stock to be 30% by 2030

The EV30@30 initiative aims for the global passenger electric vehicle stock to consist of at least 30% EVs by 2030. This target assumes an annual growth rate of about 36% between 2019 and 2030.

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2 – Interest in Electric Vehicles Has Been Increasing Steadily

As of 2020, nearly 1.8 million EVs were registered in the U.S., more than three times as many as in 2016, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). In a recent Pew Research Center survey, 7% of U.S. adults already have an electric or hybrid vehicle, and 39% stated they are very or somewhat likely to seriously consider buying an electric vehicle the next time they’re in the market for a new vehicle.

3 – Electrical Vehicle Charging Station Installations Also Rising Steadily

According to the evadoption.com website, the number of DC fast chargers grew by more than 4,200 ports, a 24 percent increase at the end of 2021 versus year-end 2020. EV charging infrastructure construction initiatives have been earmarked with $7.5 billion, combined with the Department of Energy’s low-interest loan program, an expected doubling of new EV sales in the US, and nationwide companies such as Circle K and 7-Eleven getting into providing EV charging infrastructure, ensures more significant growth in 2022.

4 – New Homes Required to Provide EV Charging Stations

In the UK, EV charging stations installed in new homes have been a standard practice for several years.  In 2020 the International Code Council (ICC) approved US building code changes to ensure that all new homes are “EV ready” by mandating EV charging station installation. Soon the electrical infrastructure for EVs will be as common as installing a 240-volt outlet for home appliances.

5 – Off-Grid Solar Charging Stations Technology Emerging

A combination of highly efficient solar panels and solar storage solutions makes an electric vehicle charging station feasible. This is especially helpful for those who don’t travel far or often in their electric vehicles.

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Radial vs. Ring Power Distribution Systems – What Are the Differences?

Most commercial and industrial electrical system installations involve an electrical power distribution system. An electric power distribution system is between the transmission station and individual industrial and commercial customers. Typically, this power is transmitted at a lower voltage than the transmission of power over long transmission lines over great distances. The distribution system tends to step down power to commercial and industrial electrical systems.

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The most common electrical power distribution systems include:

  • Radial Power Distribution Systems
  • Ring Power Distribution Systems

What is a Radial Power Distribution System?

A radial power distribution system is used for substations or generating stations located at the center of the customer’s location. For a radial PDS In this system, the feeders push electricity from one end to the distributors located at the other end. The energy can only flow in one direction.

Advantages of Radial PDS

  • Simple design and setup
  • Low initial cost

Disadvantages of Radial PDS

  • Not as reliable as other systems
  • A fault in one feeder cuts off power to the distributor and doesn’t provide any backup feeder

Radial Parallel Feeder Distribution Systems

There is a version of the radial power distribution system called a parallel feeder power distribution system. This doubles the number of feeders within the system, which improves reliability but adds considerable expense due to the doubling of the feeders.

What is a Ring Power Distribution System?

Ring distribution systems are designed so that every distribution transformer connects with two feeders using different paths. These feeders form a loop that starts at the substation bus bars, goes through the load area feeding distribution transformers and returns to the substation bus bars.

Advantages of a Ring PDS

  • Very reliable system
  • Fewer voltage fluctuations at terminal locations
  • Improved continuity of the power supply

Disadvantages of a Ring Main Distribution System

  • High initial cost.

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