- shared on October 9, 2018
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Here's an interesting statistic from a new KPMG report. The Netherlands ranked first in the number of electric vehicles charging points per 100 km of paved roads. The country has 26,789 publicly-available points in 2016 according to the International Energy Agency’s Global EV Outlook — more than Japan has for a road network more than eight times the length, the report's authors wrote. China, United Kingdom, Germany, United Arab Emirates, and Japan rounded out the top five. The United States ranked a lowly tenth, with 0.9 charging points per 100 kms.
Per another infographic from the same site, Germany had the second-highest number of gas stations (approximately 14,000) in Europe but their numbers were on the decline. (Italy had the highest). The United Kingdom has experienced a similar decline in gas stations since 2000. The United States, of course, is a gas guzzling country with more than 115,000 gas stations. Here's an interesting and valid case for the press to stop comparing the number of gas stations with electric vehicle charging points. The paradigms, the author argues, are different because of the time it requires to charge an electric vehicle (several hours) versus filling out a gas tank (a couple of minutes).