This map demonstrates the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) and the availability of customer incentives to stimulate ECV sales for each EU member state plus Norway and Switzerland.
- The market share of electrically-chargeable vehicles is only substantial in those countries which offer extensive (fiscal and non-fiscal) incentives.
- Sweden, for example, offers many and strong incentives, resulting in a 3.6% market share.
- Poland, on the other hand, does not offer any incentives, resulting in a market share that is close to zero (0.1%).
- The amount of incentives, and especially their monetary value, differs greatly across Europe.
- Many of the new EU member states with a low ECV market share, merely offer an exemption from the annual circulation tax for electric vehicles.
- Five EU member states don't offer any incentives at all: Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, Malta and Poland.
Note: 2016 data, covering passenger cars