Two countries concentrate almost half of the chargers in all of Europe. Spain should be one of them

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The European Association of Automobile Manufacturers, ACEA for its acronym in English, has published a new analysis on the state of the charging infrastructure in Europe. In it, there is a really alarming fact: only two countries account for 48.8% of the total number of chargers available in Europe.


The analysis. From time to time, ACEA focuses on the recharging points that electric cars have available in Europe. In their latest report, they state that 307,000 recharging points are available in Europe, with an increase of 180% in their installation over the last five years.

According to their own calculations, if they want to comply with the CO2 limits established in 2030 (they want the automotive industry to reduce their polluting emissions by 55%), it will be necessary for Europe to have 6.8 million recharging points. To meet these targets, Europe would need to install nearly 865,000 electricity recharging stations each year over the next seven and a half years.

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Half, in two countries. The Netherlands and Germany account for 48.8% of the total chargers available in Europe. With 90,284 charging points, the Netherlands is the country in Europe with the largest number of places to fill the batteries of an electric car. It is 29.4% of the total available in Europe. Germany brings together 19.4% of them with a total of 59,410 charging points.

In both cases, by total area of ​​the country, both the Netherlands and Germany are well above the total proportion that should correspond to them at the moment. Germany has an area that represents 8.9% of the total area of ​​the European Union. The Netherlands stays at 0.8%.

far behind. In fact, the Netherlands and Germany are the countries that have the most weight in the number of chargers with respect to the area that their country has in Europe. By area, France (13.7% of area) should be the one with the highest percentage of available chargers, although its 12.1% of all available charging stations in Europe leaves it very close.

Spain should be the second country with the most weight in the number of chargers available throughout Europe. However, it is the eighth. We represent 12.5% ​​of the total European area and barely concentrate 3.5% of the recharging stations available on the continent.

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They are fulfilling. In addition to the Netherlands and Germany, only four other countries have a higher proportion of available chargers than the percentage of surface they extend in Europe. Belgium and Austria have greater weight than Spain in the available recharging network, despite the fact that the sum of their surfaces is barely 2.9% of all of Europe.

Denmark, with 1.9% of all available chargers on the continent despite only extending 1% in Europe, is another of the most advanced countries. Italy, the most balanced, has 7.7% of chargers while its extension is 7.4% of European soil.

Essential. The lack of a recharging infrastructure to extend the use of the electric car is as important a pillar, or more, for its sale as the purchase aids. It is no coincidence that Germany, France, Italy and Austria are the countries where the most electric cars are bought.

In fact, proportionally, only in Italy is higher aid given to Spain to acquire these electric vehicles. In 2021, 356,425 electric cars were sold in Germany and the maximum price limit for a car to receive aid was 40,000 euros, 59% of the average German salary.

In Spain, aid is given to cars of up to 45,000 euros with the Moves III Plan. The 38,000 euros that the buyer has to put out of his pocket in the best of cases represents 141% of the average salary. In other words, the amount of aid in the German case is much smaller. The same thing happens in France and Austria.

The European Association of Automobile Manufacturers, ACEA for its acronym in English, has published a new analysis on the state…

The European Association of Automobile Manufacturers, ACEA for its acronym in English, has published a new analysis on the state…

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