T&E has joined up with Europe’s electromobility associations, AVERE, ChargeUp, Eurelectric and EnelWay to call on the EU to level the playing field for electric charging in meeting renewable energy targets.
The revision of the EU’s green fuels law presents a unique opportunity to modernise the legislative framework for renewable energy in Europe’s transport system by going beyond the blending of biofuels.
As battery electric vehicles offer the highest efficiency compared to other available solutions, electricity should be able to compete on an even footing and under the same rules and conditions as other energy options. For example, with 1 megajoule (MJ) of renewable electricity, EVs do 3.2 times more transport work and deliver 5.4 times more GHG reductions than delivering a MJ of bioethanol to a combustion engine vehicle. The EU’s green fuels law should accurately reward the contribution from EVs to the RED target.