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Which countries are the most (and least) EV ready?

3 min to readSustainability
One of the easiest ways for businesses to reduce their ecological footprint is to switch to a low-emission fleet. But which countries are most suitable for electric vehicles (EVs), and which are lagging behind? Find out in the LeasePlan EV Readiness Index 2020.
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EV Readiness Index

More and more businesses are looking to reduce their ecological footprint – whether to boost their corporate image, meet their corporate sustainability goals or broader targets stemming from the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015. But where to start? And which countries are most suitable for electric vehicles (EVs), and which are lagging behind?

At LeasePlan, we keep a close eye on the ever-changing EV landscape so that we can advise our customers on their EV plans. We present our findings once a year in the LeasePlan EV Readiness Index, and the 2020 list has just been published.

LeasePlan’s EV Readiness Index 2020 is specially designed to help international fleet decision-makers identify the best approach to implement a green fleet. It is based on comprehensive analysis of 22 European countries and how well prepared they are for the electric vehicle revolution. We have assessed three factors:

Almost all European countries show improvements

According to our analysis, almost all surveyed countries show improvements in EV readiness but the rate of improvement varies significantly between countries. Here's some of the findings:

The key role of government incentives

The increased availability of public charging stations is a key factor in improving EV readiness across Europe. Besides this, financial incentives play a key role in stimulating EV uptake.

EV transition in maturing markets: start simple!

As per the LeasePlan EV Readiness Index 2020, electric driving is becoming a viable option in an increasing number of countries. In other markets that are still maturing, however, it is wise to pursue a slightly different transition strategy. The key is to start simple. Here's some steps you can take:

Download the EV Readiness Index

Interested in learning more about which countries are most suitable for EVs? Have a read through our most recent EV Readiness Index.

At LeasePlan, our EV specialists can advise you on the best transition strategy in every market. They also support you throughout the process, including vehicle choice, charging solutions and implementation services. Please feel free to contact us at international@leaseplan.com to discuss these or other aspects in more detail.

posted on January 23, 2020 by Saskia Harreman in Sustainability
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