The European Parliament and member states reached an agreement on Monday to accelerate the laying of electric and hydrogen charging pile networks in the coming years. According to a document disclosed by Bloomberg on Tuesday, the EU aims to achieve one electric vehicle charging post every 37 miles (60 kilometres) by 2026.
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The document that the EU has set a target for electric trucks: one dedicated charging post every 77 miles (120 km), with half of the area expected to be covered by charging stations by 2028. The EU also plans to have hydrogen refuelling stations in place by 2031.
The agreement will send a clear signal to citizens and other stakeholders to install user-friendly charging infrastructure and refuelling stations for alternative fuels such as hydrogen across the EU,” said Andreas Carlson, Sweden’s Minister of Infrastructure and Housing.
Under the new rules, all new cars sold in the EU must be CO2-free by 2035, and by 2030 they must emit 55% less CO2 than they did in 2021.