17. June 2015

New Springer publication: E-Mobility in Europe – Trends and Good Practice

Focusing on technical, policy and social/societal practices and innovations for electrified...

17. March 2015

One step at a time: A complexity perspective for the next generation of EV policy

A Dutch team of E-Mobility NSR colleagues produced a compact draft in which recent developments of...

17. February 2015

New book: Global perspectives on EV Business Models

E-Mobility NSR project team members, Dr Richard Kotter and Prof Ghanim Putrus, Northumbria...

Estonia: World’s first country with nationwide EV fast charging network

27. February 2013

Even though Estonia is one of the least-populous members of the European Union, with a population of 1.29 million, it is now among the forerunners of electric mobility in Europe: Since spring 2013, the small Baltic state features a brand-new EV infrastructure, consisting of 165 fast chargers. Nowadays, one electric car is registered per each 1,000 cars; EV registration is highest in Norway with 4 per each 1,000 cars, the Netherlands take third place with 0.6 cars per each 1,000. 

Avoiding a cacophony of multiple actors, payment solutions and support providers, Estonia opted for one main operator who is responsible for the charging infrastructure, one main payment solution for everyone, and a one technical support line providing assistance and advice to EV users. The charging infrastructure has been installed in each Estonian town as well as in bigger villages. Chargers have been set up along highways in a minimum distance of 40 to 60 km. Charging your car takes about 30 minutes, the costs of one charging varies from 2.5 to 5 Euro; a monthly charging flat rate is available for 30 Euros.

Read the full article at: http://estonianworld.com/technology/estonia-becomes-the-first-in-the-world-to-open-a-nationwide-electric-vehicle-fast-charging-network/