New e-mobility platform paper on charging infrastructure

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

The Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive published in October 2014 aims at:

  •  facilitating the deployment of private recharging points,
  • mandating the build-up of sufficient numbers of publicly accessible charging stations and
  • setting EU-wide harmonised standards for charging connectors as well as for user information requirements.

While this is an important step in the right direction, a common understanding, increased Member States’ coordination and timely and appropriate implementation of the Directive across Europe will be crucial.

To this end, this paper provides a number of recommendations for the implementation of the Directive and more specifically for a pragmatic and innovation-oriented implementation of standards mandated by the AFI Directive; namely:

  • the deployment of normal- and high-power recharging infrastructure;
  • intermodal electro-mobility synergies;
  • shore side electricity;
  • smart charging;
  • payment solutions and
  • appropriate parking schemes.

The paper is available on the Platform for Electromobility website: