Synthesis Partners LLC is executing NA-focused primary source research work on the costs, performance, scalability and use cases associated with EVSE, AC Level 2 and DCFC in Rural and Urban settings. A particular focus recently has been on scalability, grid interconnects and soft costs (i.e., costs associated with permitting, planning, compliance, insurance, regulations, environmental management, ease- and cost of maintenance and other station development issues). Our current work follows-up on last years’ deep dive with expert sources on gaps in the North American (NA) supply chain for Li-ion batteries, including assessments of material and critical mineral availability for EVs at scale.
We are assessing the following types of questions:
- What is the market ranking of cost drivers for AC Level 2 and DC Fast charging stations?
- What concrete, practical strategies are known that can reduce EV charging station soft costs (e.g., planning, permitting, financing, grid connectivity, compliance)?
- Which E-mobility charging solutions are most adaptable and scalable? (e.g., Is there a particular pathway to DCFC cost reduction and scalability, and over what time period will it be most significant?)
- How do sources with EVSE and DCFC implementation experience plan to address the costs and ROI, and what is the role of integrated hardware and software elements?
- What are the near-term and 5-year DCFC scaling pathways with maximal reliability and use-case variability?
When further research is completed, more specifics will be forthcoming. For more information on the current status, or if you have information that you would like to share, please reach out to us on the Contact Us tab. Thank you!