The main charging networks in Europe

Most electric cars are equipped with a satellite navigation system to find charging stations. You can find most EV chargers directly online: Chargemap, OpenChargeMap, Plugshare and Plugsurfing.

Ireland

Ireland has 1,372 EV chargers. IONITY and Tesla points are also available.

EasyGo : 2,200 CCS and Chademo fast charging points, including Circle K and ESB electric cars. Prepaid credit, no subscription. Instead of an app, you need to buy an access key for €6. EasyGo automatically deducts the costs. Pay as you go by debit/credit card.

GoCharge : €0.30/kWh. Charge via app or key fob.

France and Belgium

France has 47,000 electric charging stations. Belgium has 13,000. Auchan supermarkets have fast chargers.

Izivia, from EDF Energy, provides access to 50 networks and 100,000 chargers in France and Europe, including Corri-Door and Indigo. Subscriptions and a pay-as-you-go system are available. Use your Izivia Pass RFID card.

Kiwi offers an RFID card and a €24 subscription that gives national access to more than 29,000 chargers.

Spain and Portugal

Spain has 8,200 chargers for electric cars. Portugal has 3,200.

Repsol has more than 300 charging points in Spain and wants to install one every 30 miles along the country’s main roads.

Iberdrola and First Stop installs 350 kW ultra-fast chargers in Spain and Portugal. Iberdrola charging stations can be reserved and prices checked via an app.

Easycharger offers its own network of chargers accessible via an application and covering other networks. The e-mobility provider’s access card or app is required to access the network or loader.

Germany, Austria and Switzerland

The electric car charging network in Germany has around 50,000 chargers. Switzerland has 8,100, Austria 8,300.

The app, the chip or the card EinfachStromLaden from Maingau can be used at 50,000 charging stations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Europe accepts 200,000 points.

Italy

Italy has 25,000 shippers. IONITY stations and smaller providers charge electric cars. BeCharge’s 5,400 EV chargers in Italy can be accessed via smartphone or card. The app Enel X JuicePass has 74,000 charging stations.

Netherlands

In the Netherlands, electric drivers have access to more than 82,000 charging stations, making the Netherlands the country with the most charging sockets.

Waterfall manages more than 6,700 chargers in the Netherlands, and users can connect to the company’s InCharge network using a charge badge, payment card or mobile app.

Total will install 20,000 additional chargers on the forecourt of its service stations, and drivers will also be able to use Ladenetz charging points accessible using an app.

Denmark, Norway and Sweden

Sweden

Norway has over 20,000 charging points in the Scandinavian region, while Denmark only has around 4,000. Sweden has 14,000.

Clever’s network of chargers in Denmark is expanding, and the company plans to install 10,000 more chargers by 2025. You can use Apple Pay, Mobile Pay or pay directly using its app to make payments and collections.

The E.ON Drive app or a credit card can be used to access E.ON chargers, and subscribers in other European countries can use a charging chip to access E.ON chargers in those countries.

In Denmark, drivers of electric cars can pay for the use of Sperto charging points using an RFID tag or online. Labels from several other suppliers can also be used.

Waterfall also operates chargers in Sweden. To use its InCharge network, you need a charging key, a charging card or a charging app, as is the case in the Netherlands.

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