Cities ranked by EV infrastructure

Recent analysis of 89 global cities by Spotahome has revealed London is the best for electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure.

Spotahome has standardised the latest data available for EV charging points to rank each city out of 10. London has been awarded the highest index score of 10.

As of July 2018, the UK had 162,000 plug-in cars, with London councils set to deliver another 2,630 charging points in the next financial year.

London is working hard to deliver a modern and environmentally sustainable capital city for the future. This is potentially due to a £400m government plan to install charging points being significantly delayed.

The cities which performed well after London were Amsterdam (9.63) and Rotterdam (8.73), coming in at second and third place. Car manufacturing powerhouse Germany also has multiple entries on the list, with Berlin (8.24), Hamburg (7.2) and Munich (3.51) all making the top ten.

Surprisingly, Oslo ranks just sixth despite Norway having more EV sales per capita than any other country in the world.

It’s also important to note that from eighth place in the rankings, the index scores drop to below five. Barcelona, the last city in the top ten scores just 3.33.

At the bottom of the rankings, major cities such as Cape Town, Cairo, Sao Paulo and Seoul score a zero. This is due to lack of charging points down to zero or low funding for EV initiatives.


# Highest level of electric vehicle charging points Score
1 London, United Kingdom 10
2 Amsterdam, Netherlands 9.63
3 Rotterdam, Netherlands 8.73
4 Berlin, Germany 8.24
5 Hamburg, Germany 7.2
6 Oslo, Norway 6.82
7 New York, United States 5.51
8 Lisbon, Portugal 3.76
9 Munich, Germany 3.51
10 Barcelona, Spain 3.33