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New EU plan: Brussels wants charging stations for electric cars - every 60 kilometers

2023-03-28T12:06:38.304Z


The number of charging points for e-cars is well behind the number of new registrations for electric vehicles. The EU no longer wants to accept this - and is presenting an ambitious proposal.


The number of charging points for e-cars is well behind the number of new registrations for electric vehicles.

The EU no longer wants to accept this - and is presenting an ambitious proposal.

Brussels - Motorists should be able to find a charging station at least every 60 kilometers along the most important traffic routes in the EU in the coming years.

Negotiators from the European Parliament and the EU states have also agreed on another compromise.

According to this, in the future there will also be filling stations for hydrogen every 200 kilometers.

This was announced by the EU Parliament on Tuesday night.

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Charging station: According to a new proposal by the EU Parliament, e-charging stations must be located at a certain distance from motorways.

© Carsten Koall/dpa

EU: Number of e-cars increased more than number of charging stations

"The number of electric cars has increased seventeenfold since 2016, but the number of charging stations has only increased sixfold," said Ismail Ertug, the SPD MP responsible for the negotiations in the European Parliament.

With the compromise, ambitious goals for the electric and hydrogen charging infrastructure have now been negotiated.

Sweden's Infrastructure Minister Andreas Carlson emphasized that citizens no longer have to worry about finding charging points for their electric cars.

"We now finally have clear and legally binding goals for the expansion of infrastructure throughout Europe," said CDU MP Jens Gieseke.

In justified cases, however, there may be exceptions.

They are intended for very remote regions, islands and roads with very little traffic.

This emerged from a statement by the EU Parliament.

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Map: charging infrastructure in Germany

© dpa infographic

Numerous autobahns are affected in Germany

According to the information, the expansion targets initially apply to the so-called TEN-T core network.

These are the most important main thoroughfares in the EU.

In Germany, this includes numerous autobahns.

The new rules are based on a proposal by the EU Commission.

The latter presented the plans in the summer of 2021 as part of its “Fit for 55” climate package.

This should reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.

Parliament and EU states would still have to confirm the compromise.

List of rubrics: © Carsten Koall/dpa

Source: merkur

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