This benefit of the Index is that it provides a deep insight into the European EV market, and allows companies to immediately identify where it will be easiest to encourage EV uptake. When companies make the decision to transition their fleets to electric there is no one size fits all solution, each company's case is unique and, within that, the situation in each country is different. It's obvious that Norway has always been the leader when it comes to encouraging electric vehicle adoption, they are way ahead. What is happening across the rest of Europe has not always been so apparent. After all, going electric is about thinking big, but starting small. LeasePlan's electric program already provides guidance on how to start the transition, and this Index now identifies where it is easiest to begin.
All countries develop at their own pace, and this Index tracks that development precisely by using carefully selected metrics and an extensive source of data. Compared to last year, every country has increased its readiness, thanks mainly to a greater availability of new EV models and improved charging infrastructure. Special praise must be reserved for Finland (+7 places), Germany (+4) and Portugal (+4), who had the greatest improvement in their overall ranking, but the achievement of the entire continent is significant.