Insufficient number of charge points along European roads

According to the ACEA, most EU nations not only have an insufficient number of electric charging points across their road networks, but the great majority of them do not charge rapidly enough.
Six EU countries lack a single charging station every 100 kilometres of road. 17 nations have fewer than five charging stations per 100 kilometres of road, with only five having more than ten.

There is a significant disparity between countries with the most and least chargers per 100km of road. In the Netherlands, there is one charger per 1.5 kilometres of road, but Poland, which is eight times larger, has just one charger every 150 kilometres.

Fast chargers (with more than 22kW capacity) account for just a small fraction of the total. Only one in every seven charging stations in the EU is fast. All of the others have a capacity of 22kW or less and do not charge electric vehicles at an appropriate rate.

To reach CO2 objectives, electric car sales in all EU nations will need to surge. “If we want to persuade individuals all throughout Europe to transition to e-mobility in the coming decade, charging these cars should be as simple as refuelling,” ACEA Director General Sigrid de Vries stated. “People should not have to go for miles to find a charger, nor should they have to wait for hours for their vehicle to charge.”

Source: ACEA

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Source: ACEA
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