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Benchmark 2017: from Cost reduction to a professional market

Benchmark 2017: from Cost reduction to a professional market

Maturity model for public EV charging

NKL, the independent knowledge platform for EV charging infrastructure, presents the results of the 2017 costing benchmark study. The cost of public EV charging infrastructure is this year continuing to decline by approximately 35% since 2013. Together with governments, knowledge institutions and market actors, the NKL’s assessment is that in 2017 the focus will shift from cost reduction to market professionalisation. To enable the market to develop further, the NKL is introducing the public EV charging market maturity model.

Trend in cost reduction continues towards 40% 

The trend in cost reduction observed in 2016 has continued in 2017. Non-recurring costs fell by almost 35% in the period from 2013 (baseline year) to 2017. This trend, which includes increased power consumption (kWh) per charging station per day, is expected to continue until 2020. On this basis the benchmark study predicts a drop in one-off and periodic costs in 2020 of up to 40% – further bolstering the business case for public charging.

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