In this article we analyze the growth of charging stations in Europe by 2022.
According to new data from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, most EU member states have a major dearth of electric charging outlets along with their road networks (ACEA).
According to the data, ten countries do not even have one charger every 100 kilometers of major roads. All of these countries have a market share of less than 3% for electric vehicles (except Hungary).
Eighteen EU member states have fewer than 5 charging sites per 100 kilometers of road, with only four having more than 10 charging points per 100 kilometers of road.
Many consumers still have range anxiety when considering an electric vehicle. They are concerned that there would be insufficient charging stations in Europe, preventing them from getting where they need to go.
In Europe, however, this is no longer the case. Almost all highly populated regions and major thoroughfares are already well-equipped.
With 37 000 charging outlets, the Netherlands is the leading country! Germany came in second with 27 000 people, followed by France with about 25 000. (However, keep in mind that actual figures vary depending on the source of data.).
It was a good illustration of the situation in Europe in 2020. Looking to this numbers we can understand that so many countries have room to improve.
Electric vehicles are predicted to account for 100 percent of new automobile sales in Europe by 2035 and beyond (2040 in the rest of the world).
It means we need to lay the groundwork for tomorrow’s e-mobility and make sure our charging infrastructure can keep up with a demand that’s going to explode.
We’ll take a glance at the current state of Europe’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure before looking ahead to 10 years to discuss the most recent projections. We’ll also look at the players who will drive EV charging forward in the future years.
Range anxiety, or the inability to travel long distances in an electric vehicle without stopping to charge or, worse, running out of juice in the middle of nowhere, is a widespread dread among EV skeptics.
Fortunately, as the number of electric cars on our roads increases, so does the number of public charging stations.
The latest EV sales figures show that EV sales have never expanded so quickly around the world, especially in Europe. A reliable charging system.
Crossing Europe in an electric vehicle is no longer a pipe dream. While certain locations are more connected than others, EV drivers can go far and fast thanks to the current network of fast public chargers across Europe.
By 2025, there will be 1.3 million public charging stations. By 2030, the population will be 2.9 million. By 2030, Europe would need to install another 2.7 million public charging points, which would cost €1.8 billion (less than 3% of the EU’s annual road and infrastructure budget).
The COVID-19 outbreak appears to have boosted electric vehicle purchases.
According to pre-pandemic estimates, 33 million electric vehicles (EVs) will be roaming Europe by 2030. Now, a pandemic-adjusted study suggests that by 2030, there will be 40 million electric vehicles on the road across the continent.
As the number of electric vehicles on the road in Europe grows, so will the number of charging stations available.
Consider this: where and when do ICE drivers top up their tanks? On the road, at independent gas stations and service stations.
Before or after your buying spree.
EV drivers don’t act any differently than regular drivers (with a little twist, however). EV owners are charging their vehicles:
– When you’re on the go, use quick and ultra-quick chargers.
– While they are out shopping.
– While at home or work.
The timing of the charging event is crucial in this case. EV drivers will shop at stores that allow them to charge their batteries.