Monday, March 8

Europe wants electric vehicle chargers everywhere by 2030

As the automotive industry invests heavily in the electric vehicle market, Europe will also have to put its hand in its pocket. We learn in particular that a budget of 80 billion euros should be invested within 10 years to increase the number of charging points.

Over the next decade, the EU is expected to invest some € 80 billion in charging points for electric cars

Over the next decade, the EU is expected to invest some 80 billion euros in charging points for electric cars // Gamesdone: CHUTTERSNAP – Unsplash

Supporting the automotive sector by massively deploying charging infrastructure for electric vehicles is the objective of the European Union. In an investment plan, the EU, which wants to multiply by 50 the number of “green” vehicles in circulation within 10 years, plans a budget of 80 billion euros for the construction of these charging points, underlined this Tuesday industrialist Eurelectric.

This investment is part of a broad objective of reducing greenhouse gases by 55% compared to the levels recorded in the 1990s. The European Union wants to do this that at least 30 million “zero emission vehicles”. “Be on the roads by 2030 (against 615,000 in 2019), recalls the British news agency Reuters. The recharging points will therefore have to be there.

Charging points everywhere for your future electric car

At present, just under 250,000 charging points for electric vehicles are listed in Europe, according to Reuters. A figure which will have to increase to 3 million by 2030 to meet the objectives set by the EU. The budget of 80 billion mentioned will for its part be divided in two, according to Eurelectric: 20 billion will be allocated to public chargers and 60 billion to private chargers.

These amounts should allow Europe to catch up in terms of charging points, while current deployments are still ” well below the target», Assures Eurelectric. A problem that will have to be resolved to encourage consumers to opt for electricity… but also to reassure car manufacturers about European commitments in this area.

These forecasts come as the shift towards electric increases,a strongeri following the COVID 19 pandemic, which led to the mass adoption of small electric vans dedicated to deliveries of products purchased in e-commerce. The electric vehicle fleets of European administrations and companies should also rely more and more on electric vehicles. Out of a current fleet estimated at 63 million vehicles, only 420,000 are electric. A figure which should rise to 10.5 million by 2030, estimates Eurelectric.

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