As many countries across the globe move towards being carbon neutral by 2050, electric vehicles have become more common for families and individuals to buy.
As experts in car insurance, we have gone in depth and looked at 29 OECD countries to see which are the least & most friendly for electric vehicles (EVs). To do so, we have looked at a variety of different metrics such as the price of electricity, how many charging stations are in use and whether a nation has promised to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars (among others) to score each country out of five.
Here is what we found.
The country with the most EV charging stations in our Index was Germany, totalling 977,000. Of those, there are 964,000 slow charging points and 13,000 fast stations.
At the other end of the scale is Chile, with just 660 charging stations, broken down into 440 slow and 220 fast charging docks.
The United States of America recorded the largest number of sales in 2022, totalling 990,000. That’s made up of 800,000 Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and 190,000 Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs).
Conversely, Chile had the least number of EVs sold on our index, totalling 1,500 sales last year. There were 880 BEVs and 620 PHEVs sold.
Both Mexico and Korea have the cheapest energy prices on our list, costing US$0.10 per kWh.
Türkiye has the highest prices for energy, at US$0.67 per kWh. This means the country’s prices are 570% higher than Mexico and Korea’s.