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Public Charging Station Infrastructure in European and American Countries

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According to ACEA (Association des Constructeurs Européens d’Automobiles) statistics, the overall sales of passenger cars in Europe shrank by 21% in 2021, but new energy vehicles still stayed strong, with sales reaching 2.2107 million units, a year-on-year increase of 73.19%. In order to achieve the goal of the road traffic carbon reduction campaign in “Fit for 55”, ACEA predicts that by 2030, the carbon emissions of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in the European market will be reduced by 55%, and the sales proportion of new energy vehicles in passenger cars and light commercial vehicles will jump to 50%. The participation of new energy vehicles is increasing rapidly.

As an important infrastructure for new energy vehicles, the construction of public charging stations in Europe is currently far behind the rapid growth of electric vehicles. According to IEA (International Energy Agency) data, in 2020, the overall ratio of new energy vehicles to public charging stations in Europe is higher than 10:1, and the ratio of vehicles to stations in Iceland, Norway and other countries is even higher than 20:1. There is an urgent need for public charging stations.

The European road network has insufficient charging facilities, and there is a large gap in the number of charging facilities in different countries. According to ACEA’s statistical results on the number of charging stations per 100km in EU countries, six EU countries have no charging stations per 100km of roads, 17 countries have only five charging stations, and only five countries have more than 10 charging stations. The Netherlands, France, and Germany together own more than 70% of charging stations in Europe.

The seriously unbalanced infrastructure construction may hinder the overall promotion of new energy vehicles in Europe. Consumers of new energy vehicles around the world are generally anxious about range. Public DC fast charging stations have high power and fast charging speed, and the market demand for fast charging products is gradually increasing. According to IEA statistics, in 2021, the proportion of public fast-charging stations and slow-charging stations in the world is about 46.67%, and Europe is far below the world average. The same proportions in major countries such as the UK, Germany, and France are only 26.55%, 21.91%, and 9.00%.

The situation in the US is similar to that in Europe. According to AFDC (Alternative Fuels Data Center) data, the number of new energy vehicle registrations in 2021 exceeds 2.24 million, and as of September 2022, the number exceeds 2.96 million. In 2021, the sales of new energy vehicles is 651,800, with a year-on-year increase of 101.21%. As of September this year, the sales has reached 720,500, with a year-on-year increase of 65.57%. However, the United States has long faced the problem of insufficient construction of public charging stations. The growth rate of public charging stations in the United States is far lower than the growth rate of electric vehicle registrations. By 2021, the number of public charging stations in the United States is about 129,000.

American Countries2On the occasion of the New Year holiday, many new energy vehicle owners will be limited on going on a trip by the shortage of public charging stations. However, if you carry one of our WS045 portable EV chargers with you, it will solve most of your worries. Not only that, our MS series mode 3 EV cables are also essential equipment for travel. Although the coverage of public charging stations has yet to be further expanded, there is still a high probability that you will encounter an available charging station during your journey. At that time, wouldn’t it be a pity if you don’t have a suitable charging cable?


Post time: Jan-03-2023