The U.K. Is Projected To Have More Electric Car Charging Stations Than Gas Stations by 2020
According to Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., U.K. is projected to install 8,201 electric car charging stations by 2020. With these numbers, U.K. will overtake gas stations before the end of the decade. This statement was backed by a report on Nissan’s website. The automaker is budding its influence and growth in the electric car industry possibly challenging Tesla as the competing automaker for electric cars.
“We believe the tipping point for mass EV uptake is upon us,” said Edward Jones, electric vehicle manager at Nissan Motor GB Ltd. “As electric vehicle sales take off, the charging infrastructure is keeping pace.” And it HAS to keep pace since ownership of electric cars is also projected to drastically increase within the decade as manufacturing costs decline.
Electric car growth was mostly localized in Europe and China. From a Bloomberg New Energy Finance report, 424,000 vehicles were sold in 2015. By 2030, it will make up 20 percent of new light-duty vehicles globally.
[Source: Bloomberg, Nissan]