The Electricity Consumption From Transportation In The EU Has Increased By 80 Percent


The electricity consumption from transportation in the EU member countries has approached the level of 7 GWh.

The electricity consumption from electric vehicles in the European Union increased by 80 percent in 2021 compared to the previous year.

According to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, the electricity consumption of electric buses and cars in EU countries reached 6,910 gigawatt-hours, equivalent to 0.3% of the Union’s final energy consumption.

This figure was 3,831 GWh a year ago and 1,004 GWh five years ago, according to Eurostat.

Among the EU countries, Sweden ranks first in transportation-related electricity consumption with 1,433 GWh, followed by Germany with 1,386 GWh and the Netherlands with 1,071 GWh in third place.

However, non-EU member Norway was the European country with the highest electricity consumption in this area with 1,520 GWh.