SPAIN is lagging behind other European nations on electric vehicle charging points.
The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) puts Spain in sixth position in a ranking of EU countries for number of charging points, or ECVs, with 5,209 in 2018.
This represents just 3.6 per cent of the total 143,589 spread around the 28 member-states, according to the ACEA analysis.
The Dutch lead the way for ECVs. There were more than 37,000 ECVs in the Netherlands last year, representing nearly 26 per cent of the EU total.
Germany was ranked second with 27,459, followed by France with 24,850, the UK on 19,076 and Sweden with 6,420.
Cyprus was named as the worst country for ECVs with just 36 altogether.
The ACEA also found put Spain outside the top 10 EU countries for electrically-chargeable vehicle market share, with a penetration of just 0.9 per cent.
According to ACEA “there is a clear link between the market uptake of ECVs and the number of charging points per 100km of road.”
The association points out, “almost all EU countries with less than one charging point per 100km of road also have an ECV market share of under one per cent.”
The ACEA also says its data shows that the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles is “directly correlated to a country’s standard of living.”
The association states, “all EU member states with an ECV market share that is less than one per cent have a GDP per capita below €29,000. That includes many countries in Central and Eastern Europe, but also Greece, Italy and Spain.”
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