At Geotab, we believe that the future of commercial fleet (also passenger cars) is electric, as electric vehicles minimize the environmental impact by reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. In line with this thought, last May we published a survey in collaboration with the Spanish Association of Fleet and Mobility Managers, AEGFA, in which we analysed the status of fleet electrification in Spain from fleet manager’s perspective.
To take this further, we have carried out an analysis of the public infrastructure for electric vehicles in Spain. Our goal was to make a visual guide that shows the location of public charging points for electric vehicles in the main Spanish cities.
How we created the map
To create the visualization, first, we pulled information from official entities such as the Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT) or the Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE), such as the population density data of the municipalities and vehicles registered as “emissions zero” (Spanish certification including PHEV, Hybrids and electric vehicles). We also added the public charging points collected by electromaps.
Our next step was to analyze this information to extract the conclusions in the most visual way possible.
Public EV charging stations in Spain
The following visual guides show the status of public infrastructure for electric vehicles in Spain, nationally and regionally.
In total, there are almost 5,000 public charging points in Spain. Barcelona is the city with the biggest infrastructure: 206 registered public charging points are distributed at a rate of 2.10 points for every sqm in that town. Also the infographic we design from Geotab also reflects that other large Spanish cities are more efficient in terms of the distribution of their public charging points, as is the case in Madrid, for example.
Here are the results from some state territories. This action at the national level can be seen replicated at the regional level in Catalonia, Valencian Community, Andalusia, Euskadi and Galicia.
Catalonia leads for public EV charging infrastructure
The most interesting conclusion reflected in the visual guide is that Catalonia is the Spanish region with the greatest implementation of public infrastructure for electric vehicles (number X), led by Barcelona (206). The city of Valencia, meanwhile, is one of the municipalities with the highest public infrastructure for electric vehicles in Spain and with a high density of points, 0.48 per sqm.
Cities with the most public EV charging points (Spain):
- A Coruña
The Costa del Sol is another area of Spain with the highest number of public electric charging points in its municipalities, with 27 points only in the city of Malaga. In Euskadi, Vitoria-Gasteiz stands out, with 21 public charging points, and Bilbao, with the same density of charging points as Valencia. In Galicia, the province of Pontevedra is at the top, being Vigo the Galician city with the highest number of public charging points, 16.
From all the information that we have just summarized, a clear conclusion is clear: Spanish cities are moving forward in the implementation of public charging points for these vehicles, but there is still work to be done. Increasing the number of public EV charging points to help drivers and companies is a definitive step towards electric mobility. The future must be linked to sustainability, and we are getting there step by step.
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