A recent article in Automotive News Shift Report focused on making chargers accessible for disabled drivers. “The federal government will spend billions of dollars building a network of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers. Will drivers with disabilities be capable of accessing them? That’s a question with few firm answers. As a push for infrastructure that supports a shift to EVs accelerates, advocates for disabled people worry their needs beyond the vehicles themselves are barely being recognized at this formative stage.
DOT and U.S. Access Board, an independent federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities, are starting to consider guidance on design now. One potential solution: Companies such as WiTricity provide wireless charging for EVs, and their magnetic resonance technology could improve accessibility by eliminating the need to plug in chargers in the first place.” Read the article and watch the video.