Electric driving gets a lot easier in Europe from 2025!

Welcome to our latest blog article, where we update you on exciting news that will change the landscape of electric driving in Europe. From 2025, electric driving will become a lot easier and stress-free for all electric vehicle owners in the European Union. Thanks to a landmark decision by the European Council, fast chargers will be installed along major motorways every 60 kilometres. This means you can hit the road with peace of mind, knowing there is always a charging point nearby!

Imagine: you are on your way to a beautiful holiday destination in Europe in your electric car. You enjoy the scenery and the freedom of the road, but then anxiety strikes – will you find enough charging options to continue your journey? Such worries will soon be a thing of the past. The European Union is determined to increase its sustainability efforts, and electric driving plays a crucial role in achieving their ambitious climate goals.

In March, the European Parliament reached an important agreement in principle on the expansion of charging infrastructure. This milestone is part of the broader “Fit for 55” package proposed by the European Commission in July 2021. The ultimate goal of this package is to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% from 1990 levels by 2030, and be climate neutral by 2050.

The plans include the installation of fast chargers with a capacity of up to 150 kW along EU motorways. These fast chargers will be especially suitable for passenger cars and other vehicles, allowing them to be charged in no time. But that’s not all! Truck charging stations with a much higher capacity of at least 350 kW will also be installed. This means truck drivers will also not have to worry about finding a suitable charging spot during their long journeys.

The aim of this ambitious expansion of charging infrastructure is to boost electric driving in Europe and accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility. With a well-developed network of charging points, drivers of electric vehicles can travel long distances with greater ease, without worrying about finding a charging station.

After much deliberation and negotiations between the European Parliament and the Transport Council, the two sides reached a preliminary agreement on the regulation on 28 March 2023. This means that plans will now move into the implementation phase and from 2025, improved charging infrastructure will be a reality across Europe.

This development is not only good news for the environment, but also for everyone who drives or plans to drive electric. It will make electric vehicles more attractive and accessible to a larger number of people, allowing us collectively to make a significant contribution to reducing our carbon footprint.
So, if you are considering buying an electric car, or if you are already a proud owner of an electric vehicle, you can look to the future with confidence. From 2025, electric driving will be a lot easier in Europe, thanks to the growing network of fast chargers along major highways. So drive green and enjoy the ride, while contributing to a sustainable future for us all!