Having a smooth and hassle-free drive by your side and that too amid a scenic setting that cannot get better than Switzerland can be a dream woven in paradise. In an age where the world is steadily waking up to the realisation that fuel-powered cars are the great nadir of an age already struggling with increasing worries of pollution, electric cars are no longer a thing for tomorrow. Rather, they are an asset of today, a product of novel utility that’s about as captivating and beautiful as the range of benefits presented by this once-in-a-lifetime creation.
That being said, what are the things that one needs to note whilst commuting in an electric car in Switzerland?
But on that note, what one needs to note is that while driving in the mountainous land-locked country has its own pleasures, something that few things can replicate or better, it’s also important to note a whole list of things- such as how frequently and regularly can I find a charger for my vehicle? The other critical things to note is what kind of charging card should you take?
The following are the key facets to note where it comes to driving an electric car in Switzerland:
1. If you are on a vacation in Switzerland and plan to commute in an electric car, then the ideal thing to do is to take more than one charge card. Though, at the same time, carry an alternate option as well- such as Plugsurfing or the EVPass.
2. If you are curious to know what kind of charge card works, then kindly note, at present, the general public is going for ANWB charge card, the most popular choice for charging your electric vehicle in Switzerland.
3. An important factor to consider whilst you are driving in Switzerland is to note the prices as compared to say, The Netherlands. Which country offers cheaper price to charge your EV? To that note, kindly take note of the fact that where it comes to the world’s much-loved holiday destination, then the prices for charging an EV are slightly higher than what one would find in The Netherlands.
At the same time, fast charging facilities in Switzerland is a bit cheaper.
4. Wondering how many fast chargers can be found around Switzerland? As of this moment, there are no fewer than fifty five (55) fast-charging facilities. These, it ought to be noted, stand true to their name and have a charging speed of upto 100 kW or higher, which really helps, particularly in situations where one is about to make a short or sudden trip without covering horrendously long miles.
The above being told, the following inputs appeared on popular journal Aviation Analysis concerning the current availability of the public charging stations. Just how many of them are there at present and how to access them. For all this and more, kindly make time for-
Switzerland has 5,700 public charging points, where you can generally charge in three stages. You can find them everywhere, from train stations to bed and breakfasts. Sometimes additional conditions apply to charging points at the place of residence: you may use them only, for example, when you are actually staying there.
Five percent of new passenger cars sold in Switzerland have an electric motor. This may be called remarkable, given that the Swiss government does not have an active policy of support, as is usual in the Netherlands. So the Swiss buy a purely electric car with conviction!
Now that you’ve got all the information you need, why not strap the seatbelt, comb the hair, put on some nice music and hit the road Jack!! There’s nothing to worry about driving an electric vehicle in Switzerland. Make most of your green miles!