Interactive map: Correlation between electric car sales and the availability of charging points

This map visualises the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) and the availability of charging infrastructure for all 28 EU member states.

Key observations:

  • Of the roughly 100,000 charging points available across the European Union today, almost 30% are located in the Netherlands (32,875), with another 22% in Germany (25,241), 14% in France (16,311) and 12% in the United Kingdom (14,256).
  • Together, these four countries account for 76% of all EV charging points in the EU.
  • By contrast, the same four countries only cover 27% of the EU’s total surface area.
  • On the other end of the spectrum, a vast country like Romania – roughly six times bigger than the Netherlands – only counts 114 charging points, or 0.1% of the EU total.