So many are crowded at different countries’ charging posts

China’s charging network is the largest – but how does Sweden stand against the People’s Republic, and compared to our neighboring countries in the EU?

Based on data from the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Promotion Alliance, China declared itself the leading country – in terms of the largest charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. This with over 2.2 million charging places, which is expanding at a faster rate than anywhere else. It reports Electrek.

The United States is lagging behind

However, only just over a million of China’s charging stations are public. At the same time, it can be opposed to the United States having just over 45,000 seats available to the public. The same figure for Europe – including Turkey – was 285,000 in 2020, according to Statista.

But there are more aspects than the number of charging points that determine how advanced a country’s position is in terms of its electrification. A survey earlier in the year, conducted by, weighed the number of electric cars and public charging stations per capita in different countries.

53 Swedes per electric vehicle

According to the survey, there are 53 Swedes per electric vehicle – and with 10,000 public charging points, 19 vehicles share the same location. According to International Council of Clean Transportation China has had 5 million new energy vehicles on the road for a decade. Assuming that a majority are rechargeable, it should give the Chinese about five vehicles per public charging station.

In the fall of 2021 ranked European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (Acea) EU countries by number of public charging points per 100 kilometers of road. Sweden landed at five charging points, and with us the rechargeable cars then had a market share of 32.2 percent.

The countries with the most charging posts

It is better than all other EU countries – but at the same time the high proportion should perhaps be reflected in a denser charging network. The EU has previously set the goal of a maximum of ten electric cars per public charger.

However, Sweden has more vehicles than that, and we end up far above the other European countries when it comes to congestion over charging points. It reports Power, which has its own charging platform.

The countries that top Acea’s list of charging points per 100 km are the Netherlands with 47.5, Luxembourg with 34.5, Germany with 19.4, Portugal with 14.8 and Austria with 6.1.

With the exception of Germany, it can be stated that the peak is populated by countries with a small area compared to Sweden.

Sweden better on fast chargers

When it comes to fast charging along European roads, more specifically CCS chargers per 100 km in the trans-European transport network TEN-T, we are in a pretty good position. Sweden ranks fourth after the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands. However, we are closely followed by Austria and Denmark.

ACEA also listed the ten European countries that do not reach a single charging point per 100 kilometers of road. The worst are Lithuania and Greece, each with 0.2 charging points – followed by Poland at 0.4 and Latvia and Romania in a split place with 0.5 points.

Source: Nyteknik – Senaste nytt by

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