Where electric cars are concerned, Greece remains largely unplugged
Greece is among the least prepared European countries to use electric cars, according to a study by a Netherlands-based automobile leasing and fleet management company.
Among the 22 European countries studied by LeasePlan, Greece is deemed second to last in its readiness to use electric cars, slightly ahead of only Poland. By contrast, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and Austria are deemed best prepared.
Every country studied improved its readiness, although not at the same pace: Finland, Germany and Portugal were the most improved, as a result of expanding the number of charging outlets and improving incentives to buy electric cars.
Greece has a very limited number of public charging points, just 115, of which only 6 have fast chargers. The comparison with the 3 best equipped countries is overwhelming: the Netherlands have 83,196 charging points, Germany 37,405...