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The 7 Most EV-Friendly Countries in the World

These countries are considered the best places to be an EV owner.

Jake Hertz

December 18, 2023

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In an era where sustainability is becoming a necessity, the shift towards electric vehicles (EVs) represents a significant stride in the global effort to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. This transition, however, is not uniform across the globe. Some nations are leading the charge, creating conducive ecosystems for EVs through policies, infrastructure, and public consciousness.

At the heart of this transformation are the pioneering nations that have not only embraced EV technology but have also built extensive frameworks to support their adoption. These countries, through a combination of innovative policy-making, substantial investments in technology, and a commitment to building the necessary infrastructure, have established themselves as global leaders in EV adoption.

Within this, the journey towards an electrified transportation sector is underpinned by various elements, each playing a crucial role in a country's EV readiness. Key among these are government incentives, the availability of charging infrastructure, the cost and sustainability of electricity, and public adoption rates.

Ultimately, public adoption rates are the true test of a country’s EV-friendliness. They reflect not only the effectiveness of government policies and infrastructure but also a broader public awareness and acceptance of the importance of transitioning to more sustainable modes of transportation.

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Recently, Forbes put together a list of the most EV-friendly countries in the world, weighing factors such as EV sales, charging point availability, cost of electricity, and more. Based on this analysis, we’ll discuss the top countries for being an EV owner. Read on to learn about the seven most EV-friendly countries in the world.

About the Author(s)

Jake Hertz

Jake Hertz is an Electrical Engineer, Technical Writer, and Public Relations Specialist. After he received his M.S. and B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Rochester, he spent three years working as an Electrical Engineer at MakerBot Industries. 

As a writer, Jake is well known for his frequent contributions to various engineering websites, where he has garnered readership in the tens of thousands. Through his business, NanoHertz Solutions, Jake works with cutting-edge companies in the hardware and semiconductor space to build industry buzz and awareness through Public Relations and Technical Writing services.

As an engineer, Jake now works with numerous startups to help develop their hardware products. He is also a Co-Founder of Origin Labs, a NYC-based design firm for tech startups in the hardware space.

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