According to the current data The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) has a serious shortage of charging stations for electric vehicles on road networks in most EU Member States.
The survey shows that 10 countries do not even have one charger for every 100 kilometers of key roads. All these countries also have a market share of electric cars below 3% (except Hungary). 18 EU Member States have less than 5 charging points per 100 km of road, with only four having more than 10 chargers for every 100 km of road.
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The results of the study also include Bulgaria with an indicator of 0.8 charging stations per 100 km of roads.
But in order not to be so pessimistic about the state of the native charging infrastructure, we can say that there are weaker results. At the bottom of the ranking are Lithuania (0.2 chargers per 100 km), Greece (0.2), Poland (0.4), Latvia (0.5) and Romania (0.5), and comparable to the Bulgarian readings are those in the Czech Republic (0.9) and Hungary (0.6), notes auto-press.net.
The Netherlands has the most charging stations per 100 km of road network (47.5), followed by Luxembourg (34.5), Germany (19.4), Portugal (14.9) and Austria (6.1).
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“Consumers will not be able to switch to zero-emission cars if there are not enough charging stations and recharging points on the roads they travel on,” said Eric-Mark Hüthema, CEO of ACEA.
“For example, if residents of Greece, Lithuania, Poland and Romania have to travel 200 kilometers or more to find a charging station, we cannot expect them to be willing to buy an electric car,” the head of the organization said.