Europe: Transport and energy groups call for intelligent EV charging infrastructure
In recently issued joint statement, transport and energy associations in Europe have sought support from European institutions for a rapid deployment of intelligent charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs).
The European transport and energy associations that have issued the joint statement include the Association of European Automobile Manufacturers, the European Electricity Industry Association, and the umbrella organisation of European NGOs from the sustainable transport sector.
In their request to European institutions to support a speedy rollout of intelligent EV charging infrastructure, the transport and energy groups said that it is imperative to ensure that EV drivers have the requisite infrastructure for easily charging their vehicles at home, at the workplace, and along the motorways.
According to the involved associations, certain important legislation should be reformed appropriately by the policymakers. These legislations include the upcoming EU Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Act (AFID) and the EU Buildings Directive (EPBD).
The demand for intelligent EV charging infrastructure put forth by the European transport and energy associations calls for a widespread expansion of the strategically located infrastructure for intelligent EV charging across the European Union. The move, as per the involved associations, will enable EV drivers to “charge without seriously affecting or overloading European electricity grids,” and will thus offer “clear benefits for customers, the electricity system, the automotive industry and society as a whole.”