Many drivers regard the limited range of fully electrical vehicles (EV’s) as an absolute roadblock. So I made a infographic about this subject: “How feasible is it to use an electric car on vacation in Europe?” Admittedly, driving longer distances 100% electrical at the moment requires a somewhat mellow attitude towards travelling. But manufacturers are still going to great lengths to stretch the battery performance of their e-cars and the number of (quick)charge points is growing day by day.
Where (and where not) to go this holiday?
Because new charging points are popping up daily, it’s difficult to say for sure, but Eastern Europe is a challenge! Actually; don’t even think about going there! Unless you know a lot of people, it’s best to alter your vacation plans. The density of charging points is very low in these parts. The same goes for France, Italy and Spain.
Density versus absolute
The United Kingdom has by far the most charging points (1453) in absolute numbers, but when it comes to density (per 100.000 km2) The Netherlands rule! There is however room for error. Due to the fact that not each new charging station is documented on one ‘Boss-site’ regarding charging stations. There are several sites about this subject. So what’s the real number? Nobody really knows… This infographic is my attempt to create an overview.
So? Is it feasible?
It all depends on where you want to go. Want to visit the northwestern part of Europe; you’ll be fine. South-East? How about traveling by train? Whatever your plans; better plan ahead (for now)…
Big thanks to Lorna and Severine!