Currently, a charging network is nearly non-existent when compared to gasoline stations in the U.S. According to the Department of Energy, there are approximately 700 car charging stations and, at last count, 121,446 gas stations. The government would have to spend some serious coin to fund a nationwide network. However, let's not forget that every household outlet in the country is a potential charging station (albeit a slow one) and most EV owners are doing most of their charging at home, so the 700 vs. 121,446 number is not as lopsided as it originally seems. According to Pike Research, Nissan has nothing to worry about since the number of EV charge points around the globe will total 4.7 million by 2015.
[Source: Automotive News | Image: Jonas Dalidd]