17 Jun More green charging points for trucks
Vehicle manufacturers demand more truck-friendly hydrogen and electric charging points from the EU.
Recently, the ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association) together with the T&E (Transport & Environment) have reached an agreement to promote the implementation of an electric and hydrogen recharging network compatible with trucks.
For this they have sent a letter to the European Commission requesting that the European Directive on Alternative Fuel Infrastructures (AFID) be adapted to zero-emission trucks and buses. With this, it aims to define binding objectives for all EU member states and thus guarantee merchandise operations in all states.
Both associations argue that in this way transport companies could carry out new investments in this type of zero-emission trucks and accelerate the process of implementing these new clean sources of propulsion.
We must not forget as they also clarify from the associations themselves that «electric and hydrogen trucks require a specific charging and refueling infrastructure due to their high demand for power and energy, as well as space, parking and access requirements» .
The associations want 42,000 electric recharging points and 1,000 hydrogen recharging points to be operational before the arrival of the year 2030.
The goal is for the EU to have installed 11,000 electric recharging points for electric trucks already in 2025. For the next five years to go from those 11,000 points to the 42,000 in 2030 mentioned above
For truck-compatible hydrogen stations, the target is set at 300 by 2025 and 1,000 by 2030.
In the letter sent to the European Commission, they ask that this issue be dealt with in the next revision of the Directive on Alternative Fuels Infrastructures, which is scheduled for this year.