EV Readiness Index 2019

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Driving an electric vehicle (EV) is now a viable option in an increasing number of European countries. This is the conclusion of new research, published by LeasePlan.
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LEUDELANGE, Luxembourg, 5 February 2019 – Driving an electric vehicle (EV) is now a viable option in an increasing number of European countries. This is the conclusion of new research, published by LeasePlan, ahead of this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.

The Index shows that Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and Austria are now the best prepared countries in Europe for the electric vehicle revolution.

For the first time, all countries in the Index have shown an improved score compared to last year, signalling increased EV readiness across the continent, although the rate of improvement varies significantly across Europe. Improvements in EV readiness were mainly due to an improvement in charging infrastructure and a greater availability of EV models, providing consumers with real choice.

LeasePlan’s EV Readiness Index 2019 is a comprehensive analysis of the preparedness of 22 European countries for the electric vehicle revolution. The Index is based on four factors: the maturity of the EV market (also including plug-in hybrids), the maturity of EV infrastructure, government incentives and LeasePlan’s experience with EVs in each country.

Tex Gunning, CEO of LeasePlan, said:

“Policymakers need to step up and take concerted action on vehicle taxation and infrastructure to make driving electric a viable option for everyone across Europe. Although our EV Readiness Index shows that electric driving is becoming a viable option in an increasing number of countries, we still have a long way to go before we get everyone driving electric. Transitioning to electric is one of the simplest things we can all do to help tackle climate change and everyone should be able to afford to go green!”

Highlights from the research include:

LeasePlan is committed every day to promote the development of electromobility with a tailor-made 360 ° offer. This includes advice, partnering customers with change management, vehicle selection and all-inclusive leasing including home-based charging solutions and an interoperable charging key giving access to more than 80,000 public terminals in Europe. Including the Chargy Network in the Grand Duchy. In Luxembourg, we work in collaboration with the various actors of the local economy and in particular the government to promote the electrification of mobility. The recent state announcement of premiums for zero or low-carbon vehicles, also valid for leasing, is sending a strong signal in the transition to electric powertrains.

Joël FernandesLeasePlan Luxembourg
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Published at February 5, 2019
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