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Factbox: From refuelling to recharging - filling up electric vehicles


PARIS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The battle over how and where Europeans charge their electric cars is expanding from the continent's cities to its motorways. But if electric vehicles (EVs) are ever to overtake petrol and diesel-fuelled vehicles, charging will have to become as simple as filling up. Here are some facts about EVs, charging stations and plugs.EV MARKET GROWTHThe International Energy Agency's (IEA) 2017 Global EV Outlook said that new registrations of electric cars hit a record in 2016 at over 750,000 worldwide.Norway, where electric cars have a 29 percent market share, is the most ...

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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 11:57 IST