Charging Infrastructure in Europe to Grow by Leaps and Bounds to 3.1 Million Public Chargers by 2019

4 years ago by Inside EVs Staff 6

Thousands of These ABB Charging Stations Should be Installed in Europe by 2019

Thousands of These ABB Charging Stations Should be Installed in Europe by 2019

Ready for more future predictions?

Maybe a Few Hundred Thousand of Each of These Too

Maybe a Few Hundred Thousand of Each of These Too

Frost & Sullivan’s latest forward-looking plug-in vehicle report, titledStrategic Technology and Market Analysis of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Europe,” focuses mainly on public charging station growth.

The research firms says that Europe had only 7,250 public charging stations in 2012, but claims that figure will rise to a rather astonishing 3.1 million by 2019.

Furthermore, Frost & Sullivan suggests that the number of public chargers in Europe will rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 113.3 percent from 2012 to 2019.

France, Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom will lead all other European nations in the number of public chargers over the next 6 years.

Here’s some more info from the research gurus:

“Frost & Sullivan research indicates that over 3.1 million charging stations are likely to be installed across Europe by 2019.  Mode 2 (Level 2) charging is expected to account for over 64 per cent of the market share as nearly 83 per cent of charging is expected to happen in residences or in a location where the vehicle will be parked for 8-10 hours daily.”

Frost & Sullivan does say that Mode 3 (Level 3) charging will be “popular in public locations,” but those units certainly won’t outnumber the Level 2s.

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6 responses to "Charging Infrastructure in Europe to Grow by Leaps and Bounds to 3.1 Million Public Chargers by 2019"

  1. robster says:

    We have over 500 public chargers in Amsterdam (750.000 people). That number is growing fast. It is supposed to be the city with the highest density of charging infrastructure. So I do think the Netherlands will remain one of the frontrunners as well in Europe

  2. Alaa says:

    If you were to chose between

    1 A car that can travel 1000 miles and gets charged in 2 hours

    or

    2 A car that travels 200 miles and gets charged in 20 seconds

    Which would you chose?

    I would go for number 1 and charge it at home.

    1. David Murray says:

      Either one sounds pretty fantastic.

      1. Alaa says:

        Either spells death to Saudi

        1. Bonaire says:

          And Canada with their elaborate export funds earned from the tar sands. What’s left is Maple Syrup, hockey players and still-touring 1970s rock bands 🙂

  3. Bonaire says:

    Pretty bad predicting. There will be fewer than that number of plug in electric vehicle in Europe then.