Interactive map – Correlation between electric car sales and charging point availability (2021 update)

This map visualises the correlation between sales of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) and the availability of charging infrastructure for each of the 27 member states of the European Union.

Key observations

  • Of the 224,237 charging points available in the European Union, almost 30% are located in the Netherlands (66,665), with another 20.4% in France (45,751) and 19.9% in Germany (44,538).
  • Together, these three countries cover 23% of the EU’s total surface area, but account for 70% of all ECV charging points in the EU.
  • The other 30% of infrastructure is scattered throughout the remaining 77% of the region.
    • The gap between Germany, the number three country, and number four (Italy at 5.8%) is wide, and the share of chargers decreases rapidly thereafter.
  • A vast country like Romania – roughly six times bigger than the Netherlands – only counts 493 charging points, or 0.2% of the EU total.

Top 5: countries with the MOST public charging points in the EU

  1. Netherlands – 66,665
  2. France – 45,751
  3. Germany – 44,538
  4. Italy – 13,073
  5. Sweden – 10,370

Top 5: countries with the FEWEST public charging points in the EU

  1. Cyprus – 70
  2. Malta – 96
  3. Lithuania – 174
  4. Bulgaria – 194
  5. Greece – 275

Of the 224,237 charging points available in the European Union, almost 30% are located in the Netherlands (66,665), with another 20.4% in France (45,751) and 19.9% in Germany (44,538).

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