With a high uptake rate of EVs California is one of the first states to show visible strain with its charging network.
In the USA there is one public charger for every 10 EVs on the road. When this fact is combined with the lack of standardisation among chargers (some take much longer to charge a car, sometimes by a magnitude of hours) it can lead to tension and anxiety over one’s “right to charge”. This is reported to be causing consternation among Californians where the overuse and misuse of public charging stations is leading to increased tensions both among EV owners and between EV owners and diesel car owners. The New York Times has more.