In Ireland, Public Charging Stations Outnumber Electric Vehicles 5 to 1
It’s crazy that there could possibly be a place in the world where public charging point outnumber electric vehicles by a ratio of 5 to 1, isn’t it?
That place exists and it’s called Ireland.
According to just-released figures, Ireland is home to 1,280 public charge points and it’s “continuing to roll out both publicly accessible charging infrastructure and domestic charge points,” says the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.
But there are only 259 electric vehicle registered in Ireland, according to the most recent figures.
Ireland might be slow on the uptake of electric vehicles, but the infrastructure is certainly there. As the figures show, only 2 EVs were registered in Ireland in 2010. In 2011, an additional 23 join in. Then, in 2012 and early 2013, a boom of sorts shot the total figure up to that 259 mark.
More infrastructure is coming soon. By the end of 2013, Ireland will add 60 quick chargers and up to 1,000 more public charge points, which will cover all main towns and cities. We’re not sure why Ireland is so keen on all these charger when so few EVs exist there, but we’re not complaining. We say, the more chargers the merrier.