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A new analysis by UK-based automotive site Carwow has revealed the countries in Europe that have had the highest increase in electric vehicle (EV) chargers year on year and Turkey has taken the top spot with a huge 995% more chargers.

In 2018 Turkey had just 76 EV chargers, whereas now there are 832 – according to data sourced from the European Alternative Fuels Observatory.

In second place is Romania whose charging network has increased by 231% to 397 chargers.

Lithuania and Belgium follow with a 157% and 117% increase respectively.

The UK came in at 8th place, with its number of EV chargers growing by 54% between 2018 and 2019, taking the total to 27,719.

Top European Countries For Increase Of EV Chargers*

  1. Turkey                +995%
  2. Romania             +231%
  3. Lithuania            +157%
  4. Belgium              +117%
  5. Portugal              +101%
  6. Spain                   +75%
  7. Czech Republic  +72%
  8. UK                        +54%
  9. Germany            +52%

When looking at the data just for fast chargers, the key players remain the same. Turkey take the top spot, with a 1071% increase in fast chargers – going from just 7 in 2018 to 82 in 2019. Romania and Lithuania then follow with a 336% and 266% increase respectively.

For fast chargers, the UK comes in at 15th place with a 54% increase – 4,960 in total. This makes the UK the country with the second-highest amount of fast chargers in Europe.

Top European Countries For Increase Of EV Fast Chargers**

  1. Turkey                 +1071%
  2. Romania              +336%
  3. Lithuania             +266%
  4. Finland                 +128%
  5. Greece                 +125%
  6. Slovakia               +108%
  7. Spain                    +101%
  8. Portugal              +85%
  9. Germany            +81%
  10. Czech Republic  +77%

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European Countries With Highest Number Of Fast Chargers***

  1. Germany – 6,069
  2. UK – 4,960
  3. Norway – 3,426
  4. France – 2,040
  5. Spain – 1,244
  6. Netherlands – 1,072
  7. Sweden – 1,030
  8. Switzerland – 974
  9. Italy – 919
  10. Austria – 594

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