In the US private parking facilities belonging to the house appear to be quite common in middle class suburban homes. This seems to me to be the most important condition for effective use of (trickle charged) electric cars.
Here in the Netherlands private parking is uncommon, even in suburbs and villages. I have seven parking spaces along the length of my garden, which is a lot by Dutch standards, but 1) I have no privilege to them, and they are indeed sometimes all occupied, and 2) a power cable from my house would cross a public pavement.
Privatization of parking spaces is not really an option, since on the whole there are too few in the neighbourhood to leave some during the day for visitors and customers of nearby shops. Also for new developments usually a 1:1 ratio for parking to households is used, as far as I know. The only viable solution is the government installing power outlets everywhere, but that is only a reasonable investment if the government also coerces or bribes people into buying an electric car.
Other than this parking and charging issue, the Netherlands is perfect for electric vehicles. An electric motorcycle makes more sense. I'll buy one if it is cheap and categorized as a car (to avoid an expensive new driver's license).