The European Commission should take more action to finance faster and more charging points for electric cars. According to the European automobile industry association ACEA, the current plans the Commission has for infrastructure around charging stations are insufficient.
As part of its support package against the corona crisis, Brussels has announced a series of measures to promote electric driving, including the financing of 1 million public charging points across the European Union. But ACEA says the committee itself has calculated that by 2.830, about 2.8 million charging points will be needed to meet demand.
ACEA, together with the European electricity industry association Eurelectric, now believes these plans should be implemented more quickly. This would also help to increase consumers’ confidence in buying an electric car because it makes it easier to charge it. Furthermore, the differences in charging points for passenger cars and trucks and buses should be looked at more closely. Trucks and buses need more powerful stations, with more space for parking.