The European Parliament has published a Navigant Research study on EV charging infrastructure in the EU
The European Parliament has published a Navigant study on EV charging infrastructure requested by the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN).
The report, Research for TRAN Committee - Charging infrastructure for electric road vehicles, analyzes various challenges regarding the deployment of charging infrastructure within the EU, including existing technologies and standardization issues, metering systems and pricing schemes, business and financing models, the impact of charging infrastructure on the dissemination of PEVs, specifically in relation to charging points for electric cars, vans, buses, and bikes.
“The objective is to highlight the key issues likely to be of concern to the Members of the European Parliament's Committee on TRAN and to indicate possible actions that might be taken by the Committee,” writes Navigant researchers. “This study also serves as input for the revision of Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive.”
This transition to low carbon transport is a key target for the EU’s current energy and climate policies, which set a 60% reduction of transportation carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions based on 1990 by 2050. According to the report, Electromobility is seen as the most promising technology to reduce C02 emissions and reach EU Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction targets, as well as the goals set in the Paris Agreement. Electromobility refers to the use of EVs as a key element in these efforts to reach EU GHG reduction targets. According to the report, additional advantages to this transition includes the increase of energy efficiency in transportation and the reduction of smog and noise.
Key findings in the report include: