What are the European countries where it is cheaper to own an electric car

In which country is it cheaper to own an electric car? In the lead is the Netherlands, followed by Croatia and Latvia. To say that it is a study of the English company Uswitch, active in the sector of price comparison. Italy is also in the top 10 in the ranking, while Denmark and Ireland are at the back.


The transition to electric mobility it gets faster and faster. The altered sensitivity toenvironmentconsidered increasingly worthy of protection, especially by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Attention to your portfolio undoubtedly counts considering current prices of gasoline. And it will affect more and more regarding perceptionas far as the European Union is concerned, also the decision to block the sale of new vehicles petrol or diesel from 2035.

However, not all European countries are preparing in the same way revolution on the way. According to research conducted by Unswitch, a British company specializing in price comparisons, the 34 European countries analyzed are very different. At average number charging stations installed every 10 square kilometers, for the average number of columns available for each individual vehicle, but also for average top-up price yearly of any medium.

The Netherlands at the top

But which is the best country for those who own an electric car? In this special location is at the topNetherlands. Also at the forefront in terms of railways – now completely powered by renewable energy – the country with its capital Amsterdam dominates the ranking. The reason lies above all in the high presence of charging infrastructure. In the land of tulips, there is an average 24 pillars every 10 square kilometers, a figure enormously higher than in the other analyzed countries. Moreover European average it is only 1.6 columns per person.

The Netherlands has too third lowest average price in Europe for vehicle charging after Turkey and Romania. Two decisive elements for the transition to sustainable mobility, which is very advanced in the Netherlands. Suffice it to say that the ban on the sale of vehicles with internal combustion engines was established 5 years before that approved in the EU, namely in 2030.

Behind Holland there is Croatia, which has 531 charging points for a relatively small population (just over 4 million people). On the podium there is also Latviawhich has a record to be proud of: around 70% of charging stations are ad high speedwhich makes having an electric vehicle more comfortable and inviting.

At the level of the Baltic country there is Slovakiawhere the recent boom in sales of electric cars is duehigh number of available columns, almost every other car currently circulates in the Central European country. Fifth place toHungarywhich mainly capitalizes on the boom in electricity poles in its capital Budapestthe fourth largest city in Europe (for Uswitch) in terms of charging infrastructure.

Ireland and Denmark are not convincing

Evil instead Denmarkwhich pays (in every sense) the very high average annual cost of recharging a vehicle, equivalent to around 641 euros. Bad tooIceland, which has very few public slots compared to the number of battery electric vehicles in circulation. The performance of Cyprus and Greeceeven though the back seat is offIreland.

Charging your vehicle costs on average in Dublin 565 euros per year, the available electric columns are very few and none of these are high-speed trains. Not surprisingly, the installation of pillars in Ireland is increasing exponentially private homes. A decision that, however, stands in contrast to one of the savings opportunities that electric mobility provides, namely sharing. Which, as you can imagine, needs a good public infrastructure network.

Is it Italy?

Even in our country, according to Uswitch, the situation of electric mobility is not so bad. Italy is actually al ninth place in the rankingsecond among the highly populated countries in the European Union.

Before us there is only Polandwhile Germany, France and Spain I’m off the charts. The average cost of recharging in our country is 445 euros per yearbut Uswtich’s study highlights important data that tips the balance in the positive, such as the increase in the number of columns at toll stations on the motorway and in the service areas.

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