Are You Considering Buying an Electric Car?
Locating all of the available vehicle charging stations is not really on the list for many parents who are getting ready to send their child off to college, but you are in an unusual situation. It is a fun situation, but more than unusual as well. When you told your youngest daughter that you would purchase her the car that she has always wanted if she could get a full ride college scholarship you were fairly certain that you would be paying for dorm fees and not selecting options for a new car, but your daughter has more than surpassed any dreams that you had. With a full scholarship, including a monthly stipend, your daughter will complete her undergraduate degree for free. She can also, as long as she stays in the ROTC program that she has been accepted into, continue on to advanced degrees as well. So while other parents are budgeting for years of tuition, room, and board fees, you are tasked with finding the available vehicle charging stations near the campus your daughter will attend.
Fortunately, electric car charging stations are growing increasingly common, and in the city where your daughter will be living there are more than normal. Your daughter has long ago created the wish list of accessories that she wants in her new car and given that the price is far less than even a single year of college at the private school she will attend, you are more than willing to hold up your end of the bargain.
As more and more drivers convert to energy efficient vehicles, it should come as no surprise that the nation as a while is making adjustments as well. In fact, research as of December 31, 2017, indicates that there are an estimated 20,178 electric vehicle (EV) public and private charging location sites in the U.S., with nearly 87% of them being available to the public. In an effort to save money on fuel and to be more aware of the environment, there are predictions that electric vehicles will continue to increase in popularity. In fact, according to a 2017 Bloomberg report, electric vehicles will make up the majority (54%) of new car sales worldwide by the year 2040.