Europe needs to install 14,000 charging points a week to cover the electric car. Install 2,000

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European plans to intensely electrify the European car market in the coming years do not have a solid base in access to public charging points. A conclusion that emerges from a report in which ACEA participates, the association that brings together manufacturers in Europe.


European plans. The European institutions have set themselves a tough task: to reduce CO2 emissions in the Old Continent by 55% in 2030. Plans that will take on a new impetus with the new anti-pollution regulations euro 7 and limitations of 47.5 gr/km of CO2, well below the 90 gr/km of CO2 that the fines currently mark.

electrification. Without electrification, environmental targets cannot be met. A future anti-pollution standard with the above figures will prevent the mass sale of exclusively combustion vehicles. And, in addition, it needs that the majority of these registrations come from electric vehicles and, to a lesser extent, from plug-in hybrids. Even more so now that the registration of electric vehicles no longer counts double.

no infrastructure. It is not the first time that it has been warned that we are very far from the objectives in recharging infrastructure for electric cars. And it is not only a Spanish issue. ACEA also points in the same line in Europe. His report assures that in order to meet the objectives it is necessary to have 6.8 million charging points in the Old Continent in 2030.

To reach this figure, ACEA calculates that it is necessary to install each week 14,000 charging points public. Currently, fewer than 2,000 are being installed weekly. In Spain, ANFAC has also pointed in the same line. In their last count, they indicated that our country had 12,700 recharging points available, while 28,000 public facilities were necessary to meet the objectives.

The transition to the electric car has a huge problem in the short term: this graph

Unsupported. It is true that national aid and income level are involved in the purchase of electric cars, but as we analyzed a few months ago, the most decisive aspect for the penetration of electric cars continues to be a wide recharging network. The more public sockets, the greater number of electric cars on the streets. Norway is the only exception.

upload speed. In addition to a greater number of chargers, the expansion of fast charging plugs is an essential requirement for the electric car to succeed. And in Spain we have a problem. In February we calculated that there were only 109 public points available with loads equal to or greater than 120 kW.

European plans to intensely electrify the European car market in the coming years do not have a solid base in…

European plans to intensely electrify the European car market in the coming years do not have a solid base in…

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