"With an increase in electric car technology, and the promise of cars like the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf, the need for electric vehicle infrastructure is severe. Cities and regions presently lack the type of robust infrastructure that would allow these vehicles to become a mainstay on the roads.
Likely this is a chicken-and-egg problem: low demand for electric cars without proper infrastructure, and low willingness to put infrastructure until the cars are there.
Governments, public utilities, and private companies are taking measures to address this issue."
Thanks to Michael Rodriguez