Germany is home to a fifth of the EU's e-vehicle charging points

Germany is home to a fifth of the EU's e-vehicle charging points

A recent study has revealed that, with almost 60.000 chargers, Germany is now home to over 19 percent of Europe’s 307.000 charging stations for electric vehicles.

Half of Europe's chargers found in Germany and the Netherlands

According to data from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), half of all charging stations in the EU can be found in just two countries: the Netherlands and Germany. While Germany has a very respectable 59.410 charging points, the Netherlands leads the way, with over 90.000 chargers. 

The past few years have seen the Federal Republic make great strides towards its environmental goals, with an increasing number of drivers in Germany now opting for electric or hybrid vehicles. Germany recently overtook the US to become the world's fastest-growing market for electric vehicles.

The number of charging stations in Germany is also likely to increase significantly over the coming years, as there are now over one million electric vehicles driving on German roads.

Countries in the EU with the most and least charging stations

While significant progress has been made over the past several years, ACEA emphasises that much is yet to be done. “Up to 6,8 million public charging points will be required by 2030 to reach the proposed 55 percent CO2 reduction for cars - meaning that we need to see over 22 times growth in less than 10 years,” the association writes.

According to the data published by ACEA, the following EU countries are home to the most public charging points: 

  1. Netherlands (90,284)
  2. Germany (59,410)
  3. France (37,128)
  4. Sweden (25,197)
  5. Italy (23,543)

And the following five countries are home to the fewest:

  1. Cyprus (57)
  2. Malta (98)
  3. Lithuania (207)
  4. Estonia (385)
  5. Latvia (420)

For more information about the research, visit the ACEA website.

Victoria Séveno


Victoria Séveno

Victoria grew up in Amsterdam, before moving to the UK to study English and Related Literature at the University of York and completing her NCTJ course at the Press Association...

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