Source: ACEA, 2021-05-25
This interactive map shows the number of charging points for electric trucks required in Europe (the 27 EU Member States plus the UK) by 2025 and 2030 for each country.
Already by 2025, approximately 40,000 battery electric medium‐and heavy‐duty vehicles will be in operation in Europe. By 2030 this figure will increase to approximately 270,000.
However, the infrastructure that is indispensable to charge these electric trucks is almost completely missing today. Because of their higher power and energy demand, heavy‐duty vehicles simply cannot use existing infrastructure for cars.
As the new ACEA position paper on truck infrastructure requirements explains, this issue must be addressed urgently. Policymakers need to take action to ensure a rapid infrastructure roll‐out as part of the review of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID).
The AFID should specifically set an EU-wide target of 10,000‐15,000 (higher power) public and destination charging points no later than 2025, and 40,000‐50,000 charging points no later than 2030. In addition, a target of at least 40,000 lower power (100 kW) public overnight chargers at truck parking areas along motorways should be set for 2030.
To guarantee that the necessary number of charging points are available by 2025 and 2030 in all EU Member States, the revised AFID should set binding targets per Member State.
In order to take account of the substantially higher power demands of heavy‐duty vehicles, three power categories should be defined: below 350 kW, 350‐500 kW and above 500 kW.