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NewMotion highlights continued EV growth in Europe

An increase in EV charging sessions to more than half a million were witnessed by NewMotion in 2017, latest figures reveal.

NewMotion saw a rise in individual charging sessions from over 2.7m in 2016 to 3.3m in 2017

NewMotion saw a rise in individual charging sessions from over 2.7m in 2016 to 3.3m in 2017

NewMotion saw a rise in individual charging sessions from over 2.7m in 2016 to 3.3m in 2017, the company said, and it believes this will only increase in 2018 as awareness of public smart charge points across the continent grows.

Throughout 2017, the UK experienced exponential growth in the number of EV charging sessions, quickly achieving charging sessions in the hundreds by the end of the year. Anticipated growth for 2018 is even higher due to capital injection. The UK’s EV community benefited from 2,833 new public EV charge points in 2017, as well as further commitment in the Autumn Budget of £400m to boost the implementation of a national charging network.

In Germany, NewMotion observed a 356% increase in charging sessions, rising from just under 20,000 in 2016 to nearly 90,000 in 2017. Similarly, the Netherlands observed upward growth of 17% in 2017 compared to 2016, achieving a total of 3.2m individual charging sessions nationally. In 2017, France recorded an increase of charging stations installed totalling 20,000, with recorded public charging sessions tipping the one thousand mark for the first time.

Sytse Zuidema, CEO of NewMotion said, “We’ve collated data from our public charge network in Europe and it’s very encouraging to see an uptake in the number of charging sessions. It’s a clear indication of consumers continuing to switch from traditional, carbon-based vehicles to electric. Being the leading EV charging solutions provider in Europe, we’re proud to give EV drivers access to a connected network of public charge points, currently available in 25 countries globally, with further expansion expected in 2018.”

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Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.