The "chicken-and-egg" problem

Which needs to come first: the EVs, or the charging infrastructure? A systematic approach is key to working through this initial challenge.

1. What is the chicken-and-egg problem?

Which needs to come first: the EVs, or the charging infrastructure?

  • As long as there isn't a sufficient number of EVs, a potential charging infrastructure operator is unlikely to take the risk of installing and operating charging infrastructure on a significant scale...

chicken and egg

  • ...On the other hand, there won‘t be enough EVs in the first place as long as there isn't a sufficient number of charging points to support them.