By 2030, all major roads in the EU should be equipped with electric vehicle charging infrastructure. EU transport ministers agreed on this in early June. Hydrogen filling stations will also be built along these routes.
The EU aims to become climate neutral by 2050. According to information from EU countries, the transport sector now accounts for more than a quarter of emissions in the EU. The German Automotive Industry Association (VDA) stressed: "A rapid, binding and nationwide expansion of the charging infrastructure in all EU member states is absolutely essential."
VDA and ACEA have long advocated a nationwide network of charging stations for large commercial vehicles. Trucks and large buses usually cannot drive up to vehicle charging stations due to lack of space, but more powerful chargers are also needed.
Through a new joint venture between Daimler, MAN and Scania, the companies plan to establish and operate a public network of high-capacity battery-electric charging stations for HGVs and long-distance buses in Europe.