Road transport is the biggest CO2 emitter in the EU, accounting for more than 70% of all transport modes and 30% of the EU’s total CO2 emissions.
To meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and to deliver the promises of the European Green Deal, the EU needs an ambitious regulatory framework to enable a rapidly growing market of Electrical Vehicles (EVs). This requires developing an ambitious European network of charging stations.
The revision of Directive 2014/94 on alternative fuels infrastructures, possibly completed by other accompanying measures, should
- (1) set common minimum requirements on charging points’ connectivity and features,
- (2) improve consumer information and price transparency,
- (3) harmonise rules on charging contracts, user authentication and payments, and
- (4) organise a strategic repartition of a European network of charging stations.