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Parliamentary questions
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17 September 2018
Answer given by Ms Bulc on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: E-003913/2018

The Commission is aware of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) study on the need for recharging points in the EU.

In particular, the current number of publicly accessible recharging points quoted in the report is taken from the data collected by the European Alternative Fuels Observatory (EAFO), which is managed by the Commission. For the number of publicly accessible recharging points needed by 2020, ACEA explicitly refers to estimates of the Commission, published as part of the action plan on Alternative Fuels Infrastructure(1).

In that Action Plan, the Commission provides two scenarios for recharging infrastructure needs in 2020 and 2025. ACEA refers to the second scenario, used in the Commission’s Impact Assessment for the proposal for CO2 emission performance standards for cars and vans post 2020. This scenario assumes a share of 7% of new vehicles being electric in 2025 and, as a result, some 2 million publicly-accessible recharging points being needed.

With respect to your second question, the Commission has recently proposed a revised ‘Connecting Europe Facility’ (CEF) for 2021-27 under the post-2020 Multi-Annual Financial Framework. If this proposal is approved as such, CEF 2 would support the EU’s transition towards smart, sustainable, inclusive, safe and secure mobility, with a reinforced budget of EUR 42.3 billion, of which EUR 30.6 billion is dedicated to transport.

The Commission proposes that at least 60% of CEF expenditure contributes to climate objectives, including in particular electro-mobility. Moreover, for new technologies and innovation (including alternative fuels infrastructure), the geographical scope will be extended from the Core Network to the Comprehensive Network.

(1)COM(2017) 652 final.

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