Stockholm, 20 October 2022
According to the report “Making the Transition to Zero-Emission Mobility”, six EU countries have less than one charger per 100 km of road and one charger out of seven is a fast charger. Not only is there an insufficient number of electric charging points along the road networks in most EU countries, but the vast majority of these do not charge quickly enough, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA). 1
In line with the report, the European Parliament adopted its position on Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR) aimed at urging the deployment of recharging and alternative refueling stations (such as electric or hydrogen) for cars, trucks, trains, and planes and supporting the uptake of sustainable vehicles, this Wednesday. The new rules are part of the “Fit for 55 in 2030 package”2, the EU’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.
To help the EU become climate neutral, members of the European parliament want car-recharging stations every 60 km, where alternative refueling stations should be accessible to all vehicle brands and payment should be easy.
ChargePanel develops ad-hoc payment solution for EV charging
In line with EU objectives towards ease of payment and accessibility for recharging, ChargePanel is developing a solution for ad-hoc payments which will facilitate electric vehicle drivers when charging along the road. The solution makes it possible for EV drivers to pay for charging without needing to enter a contract and ensures that operators of public charge stations can offer and process ad-hoc payments. Through a web-based App, EV drivers can remain anonymous, charge their vehicle, and pay directly. ChargePanel’s EV charging solution can help minimize the investment for charge station operators in meeting up with EU regulation and make it easier to activate ad-hoc payments across an entire network of charging infrastructure. *
* ChargePanels Ad-hoc payment solution for EV charging will be available for customers in Q1, 2023.