Faced with the famel supply of charging points for electric trucks, the Association of European Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) ask Europe to accelerate the deployment of infrastructure to give manufacturers the chance to respect the new reductions of CO2 emissions implemented for the next few years.
Today, the number of charging stations for electric trucks is approaching zero, alarms the Association of European Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) in a press release. This is why the organization questions Europe about the almost nonexistent infrastructure network, despite new measures to reduce CO2 emissions in the coming years.
Last year, the EU had indeed forecast a decrease of 15% by 2025, then 30% by 2030, with an emission limit imposed on trucks. " These CO2 targets imposed on trucks pose enormous challenges to achieving carbon neutrality. To make these significant reductions, we are committed and ready to bring an increasing number of zero emission trucks to the market “, Assures Henrik Henriksson, President of the board of directors of the utility section of ACEA.
Problem: without a charging point, this mission turns out to be very complicated. Worse, the majority of heavy goods vehicles marketed today still run on diesel, because they are more practical and cheaper for carriers. The figures are clear: 97.9% of them still use a diesel engine, against 0.2% switched to electric. This shows the delay compared to the above-mentioned objectives.
To reach them, the ACEA recommends a massive circulation of zero emission trucks, 200,000 by 2030. The road promises to be long considering the number of models over 3.5 tonnes sold in 2019: 700. A figure that should therefore be multiplied by 28 over the next ten years.
37,000 terminals for 2025
" We urgently need Europe to make commitments for the deployment of at least 37,000 recharging points, 50 hydrogen stations and 750 LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) stations suitable for heavy vehicles by 2025 "Hammered the press release. " By the next decade, this park should even reach 90,000 Asks the association.
Today, heavy goods vehicles are not compatible with charging infrastructure for cars, due in particular to their much higher demand for electricity and energy. Another problem: space, parking and access requirements », One can read.
Source: press release