Connected EV charging points reached 1.6 mn in Europe and North America

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The number of connected electric vehicle (EV) charging points in Europe and North America reached an estimated 1.6 million units in 2020, Berg Insight said.

Europe has around 1.3 million of connected EV charging points, representing a connectivity penetration rate of 53 percent.

North America has about 0.3 million connected EV charging points, equivalent to a connectivity penetration rate of 40 percent.

The number of connected EV charging points in Europe and North America is expected to reach 7.9 million in 2025 — growing at a compound annual growth rate of 38 percent.

In North America, ChargePoint is a leader in terms of connected charging points. The other connected charging stations in the region include AddEnergie, SemaConnect, EV Connect, Blink Charging, Greenlots (Shell Group) and Tesla.

ChargePoint and Enel X account for the majority of the connected home chargers in the North America region.

Examples of vendors having a significant number of connected charging points in Europe include Etrel (Landis+Gyr), Easee, EVBox (Engie), NewMotion (Shell Group), Last Mile Solutions, Greenflux, Has-to-be, Virta Pod Point and Driivz.

The Nordic hardware providers CTEK and Zaptec also have large numbers of connected charging points. Additional notable players in Europe include Vattenfall, Innogy, Allego and Fortum.

Most of the connected charging points in Europe and North America are either in public or semi-public applications.

“The number of connected home charging stations is still relatively limited in both regions. The share of connected home charging points is expected to increase, however, as the general trend of our homes becoming smarter develops,” Caspar Jansson, IoT Analyst, Berg Insight, said.