With the world of electric vehicles quickly gaining momentum, the requirement for their public chargers is also increasing rapidly.
This article delves into the specifics and discusses the number of EV chargers that are presently available in the different European countries.
European Countries With Most EV Chargers Per 100km
Overall Netherlands has the highest number of EV chargers as according to a report, for every 100 km of road, there are 47.5 chargers available in the country.
The second European country in this list is Luxembourg where 34.5 chargers per 100 km exist.
The next three countries with the most EV chargers per 100 km are Germany, Portugal and Austria where 19.4, 14.9 and 6.1 chargers respectively exist for this distance.
European Countries With The Least EV Chargers Per 100km
Let’s now see the European countries with the least number of EV chargers per 100 kilometers.
Lithuania & Greece share the top spot of the list and both feature a low figure of 0.2 chargers per 100 km whereas Poland, Latvia and Romania follow up close with 0.4, 0.5 and 0.5 chargers respectively for every 100 kilometers.
However, you will be surprised to hear that ten countries, that have not been mentioned here, have no EV charging infrastructure and thus there isn’t even a single EV for every 100 kilometers of road.
Why Is There Such A Difference?
Why is the difference between the number of EV chargers so immense in countries located on the same continent and many of them even sharing borders with other countries that have a large number of EV chargers?
It’s A Relative World
While the whole world is making the transition to the greener world of EVs, the change is fast in some countries as compared to others.
This has several reasons and the most crucial of them is the interest that the present government of any country has in the shift to the electric platform.
EV Chargers In Europe
The below-mentioned map of Europe with the various EV chargers spread all over the continent tells the full story in the form of a picture.
The various facilities provided by the different governments including the facilitation to EV manufacturers and grants on the purchase of such vehicles make the switch more compelling in some countries as compared to others.
Concentration Towards EVs Varies
While some countries like Norway and Netherlands have shown a huge interest in the field, there are countries like Hungary which aren’t too convinced at the moment.
This is why, while the EV charging network and this technology are soaring in some parts of the continent, it is barely seen in some.
How Will The Infrastructure Change?
Change always faces antagonism and this is exactly what is happening here. Although the European Union has already announced the complete transition to EV technology by 2035, several countries are yet to embrace the revolution.
But sooner or later, things will change for all European countries. This will eventually require massive EV charging networks and setting up a system similar to that of petrol stations.
The requirements of these chargers will be more intense because while a gas station refills a vehicle in less than 2 minutes, EV chargers require hours.
Thus, the overall number of chargers per 100 km of road will soon increase to thousands in the future.
The countries that are currently lagging in terms of an EV charging network will need to put in concentrated efforts in the future if they are to meet the EU requirement of fully shifting over to the EV platform by 2035.