Who would think that electric vehicle charging stations—relatively simple technology compared with, say, facial recognition—could be so hard to use? It's not the interface on the device itself; that part is fairly simple. Tap a card, insert a plug, walk away. The problem lies in how the chargers are used. Often the problem is attributed to "range anxiety," which refers to the fear that an undercharged or insufficiently capacious electric car battery will strand its driver. From this perspective, one can understand why drivers of electric vehicles, and especially plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), which typically have limited all-electric…
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