Our thesis identifies the following barriers to adoption of EV’s
High initial cost: The cost of an EV is 40 to 60% more than that of a similar petrol vehicle, primarily due to the high cost of a large monolithic battery.
Range anxiety: Those who are willing to pay the high cost of an EV are still concerned that their EV may stop suddenly due to the battery getting discharged, leaving them stranded far away from a charging station.
Long charging duration: A 25kW fast charger would take at least 45 minutes to charge a battery to about 75% of its capacity. Since most people in the foreseeable future would charge their car at home through a 220V/15A socket, the actual charging time would be an 8 to 10 hour period. Such a long duration would be completely unacceptable to most people