Charging Points in the 10 biggest cities of Europe
Charge Point Monitor | EVMarketsreports – Top 10 places with charging stations in Europe
The Netherlands is renowned as a charging paradise for electric vehicles. While Norway has the highest number of fully electric cars, charging in the Netherlands seems to be less problematic. Oslo boasts the highest number of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) in Europe, but charging there is less convenient. However, charging along highways is not a problem, and Norway has a relatively high number of Direct Current (DC) chargers both in the city and on the road. The downside of DC charging is that it can take time or requires a stop during shopping.
In the Netherlands, we mainly have curbside chargers designed for overnight charging, which is the perfect solution for those without a charging point on their own driveway. Interestingly, about two-thirds of Dutch households do not have a driveway, yet two-thirds of plug-in vehicle users have their own charger. This may suggest that having a driveway is a prerequisite for driving a Plug-In vehicle, but it could also be due to people who buy a new car tending to move into homes with their own driveway.
Charging infrastructure in Europe
The charging infrastructure in most other countries is worse than in the Netherlands. EVMarketsReports.com’s newsletter announced their new Charge Point Monitor, which shows how poor the charging infrastructure is in 16 monitored European countries. Similar information about EU countries can be found on the website of the European Alternate Fuels Observatory (EAFO), an EU agency overseeing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), hydrogen, and electricity for transportation.
Source : Charge Point Monitor | EVMarketsreports.com
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