European Union countries are among the pioneers in the field of electric mobility. When it comes to the purchase of electric vehicles, the construction of the EV ecosystem is also progressing at a rapid pace on the continent. However, there are differences between EU countries.
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According to a study by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), three EU countries account for 70% of EV charging stations on the continent. These countries are the Netherlands, France and Germany. The Netherlands has 66,665 EV charge points, and France and Germany have 45,751 and 44,538 EV charge points respectively. Overall, European Union countries have 225,000 EV charging stations in all member countries.
If we look at the table, the number of EV charge points set after these three countries. In fourth and fifth place are Italy and Sweden with 13,073 and 10,370 charging stations respectively. Countries like Cyprus, Malta, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Greece and Romania do not even have 500 EV charging stations.
In 2020, sales of electric vehicles in Europe increased dramatically by 89%. Several European governments have already set deadlines for switching to full electric mobility. These encourage European buyers and car manufacturers to accelerate the pace of adoption of electric vehicles.
While fleet sales of electric vehicles are increasing in European countries, unbalanced charging infrastructure could hamper further growth in the segment.
ACEA’s research estimates that the European Union will need at least six million EV charging stations in public by 2030 to achieve its goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 50%. ACEA has also claimed that the EU needs to accelerate the adoption of electric mobility by investing generously. Load in infrastructure development. Unless vehicle owners find sufficient charging infrastructure, the deadline for the completion of gasoline and diesel engine vehicles will be tough.