The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) calls on the EU to force European states to build one million charging stations by 2024. The measure should give more confidence to European consumers to switch to electric mobility.
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Car manufacturers, consumer groups and environmental activists are calling on the European Union to set ambitious targets for the deployment of charging station networks for electric cars. a press release released on Thursday in Brussels, ACEA, T&E and the European Consumer Organization (BEUC) called on European Commissioners for Transport, Industry and Energy to take advantage of this year’s revision of the law on alternative fuels infrastructure to mention the need to build one million charging stations by 2024 and three million stations by 2029.
“Setting these targets will send a strong signal to consumers that the number of public charging stations will continue to keep pace with the explosive growth in sales of electric vehicles in Europe. It would also provide certainty to the automotive industry but also to network operators, cargo infrastructure operators and transport companies, “the statement said.
ACEA requires one million charging stations. Car manufacturers feel sabotaged
Oliver Zipse, president of ACEA and head of BMW, said that the efforts of car manufacturers to launch electric models are being sabotaged by delays in installing new charging stations. Otherwise, Zipse says, the current emission reduction targets will not be met.
For her part, BEUC CEO Monique Goyens says charging an electric car should be as simple as filling a petrol tank. In addition, customers must have a clear price per kilowatt-hour and be able to pay by simple methods. Currently, charging rates may be unclear, with some stations charging customers after time spent at the charging station. At the same time, some charging networks do not allow payment by card or cash, but only through their own application, which leads to network fragmentation and a poor user experience.
In addition to the three million charging stations for electric cars, the letter signed by ACEA, T&E and BEUC calls on the European Commission to set a target of approximately 1,000 hydrogen charging stations by 2029.
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