Juniper: Hybrid, plug-in numbers will jump 42% by 2020
Range anxiety remains an issue but UK governments try to get creative with charging locales.
As for the UK, a government poll revealed that 39 percent of respondents said they wouldn't consider buying a plug-in because of the challenges of finding a place to recharge. To that end, the UK government earlier this year awarded 40 million pounds (about $57 million) to be split among four cities - London, Bristol, Nottingham, and Milton Keynes - for recharging infrastructure. Nottingham plans to add 200 charging outlets around town, while London will work on those lampposts.
Juniper ranked what it said are the "Top 5" electric vehicle makers, judged by range, sales, infrastructure implementation, amount of time spent in development; and future plans and innovation. Not surprisingly, Tesla Motors came out on top, followed by BMW, Nissan, Chevrolet and Ford, though Tesla and Chevy were given extra mentions for their efforts to address range anxiety. How would you rank the OEMs on this front?
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