Electric cars – Europe study incentives for the purchase and for charging infrastructure

The european Commission has the intention to provide a boost to the electrical mobility inside the measures envisaged by the Recovery Plan currently being discussed at the highest levels of the institutions of the community. The highest executive body of the Eu has scheduled to present, on the 27th of may next, a plan to revitalise Europe after the crisis precipitated by the pandemic of coronavirus. Among the measures, according to a draft of the collection by different bodies of information, are provided for specific initiatives to promote a rapid transition to the car battery.

The Recovery Plan. The Recovery Plan provides a wide range of economic stimuli by the total value of a thousand billion euro. Many of the resources will be allocated to support the objective of transforming the productive activities in the name of green policies already provided for in the Green Deal approved in January. In such a framework includes measures for the renovation of buildings, renewable energy, the hydrogen, the circular economy and, particularly important for the automotive sector, the clean mobility. The details of the plan, in particular the funding arrangements are still being processed, but in the draft there was a strong push to the promotion of electric cars and related infrastructure as, among other things, asked several times by the manufacturers and industry associations, recently through the proposal of a plan, with 25 recommendations.

Mobility green. In particular, the plan should include a program of incentives that reduce the polluting emissions of the fleet: is a tool of the pan-european biennial (Purchasing Facility for Clean Vehicles) equipped with resources for 20 billion euro. In the draft is also included a bottom (Clean Automotive Investment Fund) of from 40/60 billion to accelerate investments in engines with zero emissions. Finally, it is programmed a doubling of the investment community on the infrastructure for electric cars, with the goal of achieving by 2025 the threshold of 2 million public stations for charging. At a normative level, are also indicated changes to the directives on Vat, with the potential for total exemption to the zero-emission cars, an acceleration of the community provisions on the front of the battery and a revision of the regulations on alternative fuels and those on the housing to facilitate charging systems private.

Source: Quattroruote.en – Edited by Anthon K.