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Latest findings from LeasePlan’s 2021 EV Readiness Index

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The Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom continue to be the best prepared countries in Europe for the electric vehicle revolution, and overall Europe is more ready than ever for the EV revolution. Charging infrastructure, however, continues to be a major roadblock preventing EV adoption across the continent, with the rate of charging pole installation actually falling in 2020.
These are the conclusions of LeasePlan’s 2021 EV Readiness Index – a comprehensive analysis of the preparedness of 22 European countries for the electric vehicle revolution. The Index is based on three factors: EV registrations, the maturity of EV infrastructure, and government incentives in each country.
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Europe more ready than ever for EV revolution, despite lagging charging infrastructure

**Tex Gunning, CEO of LeasePlan, said: ** “Our EV Readiness Index shows that while electric driving is more affordable than ever across Europe, public charging infrastructure is still woefully lacking. In opinion polling done earlier this year, we already saw that lack of charging infrastructure was a major roadblock stopping drivers from going electric – and the analysis in our EV Readiness Index proves these fears are well founded. To put it bluntly: the pace of improvement just isn’t fast enough, and Europe is failing to deliver the infrastructure required for the clean mobility revolution. Leaders and policymakers in every single one of the 22 countries in this Index need to step up and invest in a universal, affordable and sustainable charging infrastructure before it’s too late – the climate emergency can’t wait.”

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Published at March 5, 2021
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March 5, 2021
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