We all know there is basically nowhere to charge an EV. And if you go to someones house they are going to look at you like you are crazy at first. So... Why not setup solar charging stations? Just a few in an average sized city will make owning an EV a lot less of an "oh sh*t, am I going to make it?" experience. You can stop and get an opportunity charge if it looks like you might be stretching the range.
What You'll need...
50+ w solar panel. Look for something surplus. Try and get it for nothing.
Google search "surplus solar panel"
A voltage regulator
Go to http://www.ebay.com and search "solar regulator"
A 10ft pole. High enough so that someone can't easily steal the panels.
A wooden box to bury in the ground.
Some old batteries. Look/ask around. Try businesses that look like they may use a lot of UPS systems. As long as they provide some capacity they are good enough.
A 12v DC - 120v AC inverter.
Ebay search "inverter"
Wire, hardware, and lugs at your hardware store.
A small plot of land. You could set it up to where the land owner might get some sort of tax break.
Throw it together and you've just started to build an infrastructure for EVs. If you are very resourceful it might not even cost anything. What do you all think?