The Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom are now the best prepared countries in Europe for the electric vehicle revolution.
That’s the finding of LeasePlan’s latest EV Readiness Index, which analysed 22 European countries on their “preparedness for the electric vehicle revolution” and found almost all had improved in the last year, but some significantly more than others.
The research, which covers EV registrations, the maturity of EV infrastructure, government incentives and LeasePlan’s experience with EVs in each country, found that improvements in EV readiness were due to a combination of the increased availability of public charging infrastructure (up 73%) and a more beneficial taxation regime for EV drivers in many countries. On average, EV drivers pay 40% less tax than drivers of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles, although in some countries EV drivers actually pay more tax.
Read the article at International Fleet World.