Cities are, for the moment, the natural habitat of electric cars. Long distances and high speeds pose real challenges for its autonomy and not only for the capacity of its batteries, but also because of the impossibility of finding charging infrastructures suitable for replenishing your battery.

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According to the latest ANFAC data, Spain is at the bottom of the ranking of infrastructures dedicated to electric vehicles, but even in countries where the share of sales of electric models reaches a similar percentage to that of combustion engines, drivers they encounter problems recharging their car batteries.

The Norwegian Automobile Association has carried out a survey asking about the travel habits of the citizens of this country, which is first in line in terms of sustainable mobility. The results show several conclusions: it is possible to travel in an electric car in a country like Norway, but as the number of vehicles grows, long waiting lines are created at fast chargers. These queues have two reasons: the shortage of points and too many breakdowns.

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Breakdowns and lack of posts

More than half of the drivers who chose to travel with an electric car in Norway they encountered problems when going to recharge their batteries. Almost four in five respondents had to wait for a shipper to become free.

The main reason was that the charging points were out of service (more than 36% of responses agreed with this statement) although the lack of solidarity between drivers also stands out: more than 25% of respondents had to wait because another user had left their vehicle charging more than necessary.

However, for most the solution to be able to travel with the electric car is the same: 72% think there should be several operational chargers along the highway and half add destination points, such as hotels, for the installation of these public chargers.

According to the NAF, electric vehicles will not be a real mobility alternative until these problems are corrected, since drivers and users need to have the security and the certainty that they will be able to finish the journey they have started at the wheel of their electric cars without mishap.