The reliability of the electric vehicle charging network is getting worse with at least 1 in 5 charging attempts by drivers failing last year.
Widespread problems are occurring as EV adoption grows at twice the rate of charger installation and the industry and government plan to invest billions of dollars into charging infrastructure.
Many charging stations are aging, lack routine maintenance and face software hiccups.
The number of failed charging attempts climbed steadily from 15 percent in the first quarter of 2021 to 20 percent in the first quarter of 2022 and rose to more than 21 percent by the third quarter, according to J.D. Power's Electric Vehicle Experience Public Charging Study released Wednesday.