ACEA, CLEPA and EURELECTRIC have jointly agreed on the need for a single harmonized plug system for the recharging of electric cars and are urging the European Commission to implement a single solution.
The associations stress the issue needs to be solved urgently before 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 electric cars in Europe, in line with the European industry proposal,” said a statement from the three bodies.
“Standardization 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.”
Noting necessary steps should be taken “without delay,” the signatory associations maintain adoption of their proposals would provide a tool for a more “competitive and successful e-mobility” market in the European Union.