E-mobility has the potential to play a key role in meeting the challenges towards sustainable transport. Standardisation of the connection between the electricity grid and electrically-chargeable vehicles is one of the prerequisites to help e-mobility gain a viable market share.

ACEA CLEPA and EURELECTRIC jointly agree on the need for a single harmonised plug system for the recharging of electric vehicles on both the vehicle and the infrastructure sides and have put forward a proposal accordingly. The associations stress that this issue needs to be solved urgently before the rolling-out of the infrastructure starts in different Member States on a wider scale.

Therefore the associations jointly and strongly urge the relevant European Institutions and in particular the European Commission to take appropriate measures to ensure the implementation of a single solution for the charging of electrically-chargeable vehicles in Europe in line with the European industry proposal.

Standardisation provides predictability to investors; it enables economies of scale reduces costs for all stakeholders and is essential in increasing user acceptance. All relevant industries want to provide a simple and cross-border operational solution for European citizens.

The signatory associations are promoting a solution that can push Europe a step further providing a tool for a more competitive and successful e-mobility market in the EU. The necessary steps should be taken to implement this solution without further delay.

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Original Publication Date: Fri 25 May 2012