Europe putting the pedal to the metal on electric car charging

Electric car at charging point

Road trip! For electric car owners the idea of a multi-country drive might have been a bit unlikely until recently, but new data shows just how many electric charging points are popping up across the world.

In the last twelve months, France installed 11,987 charging points, making it number-one in new electric vehicle (EV) points, followed by Germany with 7,937 charging stations installed in the past year.

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The UK is at third place with 2,833 new points, according to Park Indigo, which released the stats. Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, Italy and Belgium complete the top ten.

Park Indigo also notes that 220,000 electric and hybrid vehicles were sold in Europe last year, perhaps helped along by government strategy: Germany wants over a million electric cars on its roads by 2020, the Netherlands plans to ban combustion engines by 2025, and both the UK and France will all sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040.

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