ChargeUp Europe calls for capacity-based targets for charging infrastructure

ChargeUp Europe calls for capacity-based targets for charging infrastructure

ChargeUp Europe, the lobby association of European charging infrastructure providers founded in 2020, appeals to the EU Commission to set binding national targets in the form of minimum requirements for charging infrastructure as part of the reform of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID).

In a position paper developed together with the consultancy Arthur D. Little, ChargeUp Europe calls for a total of at least 29,000 MW of installed capacity across the EU by 2025 in order to be able to serve the expected number of cars with electric drives on European roads by then. 900,000 AC charging points, 200,000 DC charging points with more than 50 kW and 40,000 HPCs with at least 150 kW would correspond to at least a fourfold increase in the currently installed total capacity for AC charging and at least a tenfold increase in that for DC charging. By 2030, the total capacity would have to increase to at least 66,000 MW.

"The time to act is now, and an ambitious short-term target for 2025 is needed to ensure political prioritisation - especially to meet the needs of drivers in underserved countries and regions. It would help to create a long-term perspective for investment and a more consistent development of the EV market in Europe," said Christopher Burghardt, President of ChargeUp Europe.