Europe is preparing to adopt the Afir regulation (Infrastructure for alternative fuels) which aims to promote the transition to electric vehicles (battery or hydrogen). This regulation requires the deployment of charging stations for electric cars and trucks on the main roads of the EU by 2026 and 2030 respectively.
Trucks and electric buses will need to be able to recharge every 60 to 100 km depending on the type of network, as well as in secure car parks and in urban areas. Hydrogen trucks will need to have refueling stations every 200 km and in towns.
The regulation also provides for the harmonization of payment methods and charging station prices, as well as clear information on their location.