The European Union (EU) is supporting a project on electric vehicle traffic development that it hopes will help remove barriers for long distance cross-border ‘green’ travel.
Funded by the EU’s TEN-T Programme, which is providing over €1 m, the project includes a study and a pilot initiative on the deployment of electric vehicles and their charging infrastructure along the main highways in southern Sweden, Denmark and northern Germany.
The key objective of the study is to clearly demonstrate the market readiness of fast charging technologies, serving multiple types of electric vehicles at the same locations and their consumer acceptance across borders in northern Europe.
The study is also expected to show that sufficient infrastructure and innovative service solutions for e-mobility could expand the possibilities of long-distance electric travel (over 500 km) and ultimately encourage the take-up of electric vehicles.
The project will include a pilot deployment of fast-charging stations along the highways in southern Sweden (E20, E6 and E22), Denmark (E20, E45 and E55) and northern Germany (E45 and E22).
Original author: Alexia