Extending public charging infrastructure up to 2020

To encourage use of electric vehicles, roll-out of a good charging infrastructure is essential. Besides private, semi-public and fast-charging points, public charging points also have a large role to play and in the last few years the number of such points has increased substantially. An important question, though, is how many new ones will be needed before 2020 to meet the demand set by the growing number of electric vehicles. A second question is whether the number of such points will automatically follow rising trends in the number of electric cars because market parties see it as an earning opportunity, or whether the business case is not yet sufficiently appealing.

In this report we answer both questions, based on calculations using the CELINE model, which, by making assumptions about such parameters as the number of vehicles, electric driving distance and spread across charging options (home, semi-public, fast),calculates demand from the bottom up.