According to a tweet from Tesla’s charging-centric account, there are now 40,000 chargers in nearly every corner of the globe for Tesla drivers to use to their heart’s content. For comparison, Electrify America — another charging network open to anyone with an EV — has just over 3,435 fast chargers available, and 116 slower Level 2 chargers across 791 overall stations in the United States. Some new EVs even come with free fast charging through the network. ChargePoint reports that its own network has over 200,000 individual places to charge. It’s worth noting that ChargePoint users also have access to other charging networks (via ChargePoint).
While the overall charging infrastructure is getting better every day, there are still many shortcomings for EV charging. Malfunctioning equipment and slow charging stations are still a concern among EV owners. As charging networks expand and EV technology becomes more commonplace on the road, those teething issues will likely get resolves, but that still doesn’t assuage the fears of EV owners looking to charge their car.