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News article25 April 2018

Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Guidelines for Cities

Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Guidelines for Cities provides private sector know-how to European municipal officials

The paper provides critical insights so that municipalities can successfully develop and implement electrification plans

Ljubljana — Today, a new contribution to the electrification of European transport was launched at the TEN-T Days conference. The paper, Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Guidelines for Cities, draws on the experience and expertise from a wide range of professionals in the electric vehicle charging infrastructure industry to provide specific and actionable information for European city officials trying to plan and procure electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

The paper can be downloaded for free, and there will be a growing library of multimedia to accompany the paper, available on this EV charging webpage:

The paper was co-authored by CleanTechnica, the world's #1 cleantech news and analysis website, and GreenWay, Central Europe's leading electric vehicle charging infrastructure company. A working group of electric transport professionals from across the e-mobility industry, especially EV charging experts, shared their experiences and ideas over several sessions, debated the topics — large and small — and contributed to the creation of these EV charging guidelines.

Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Guidelines for Cities is directed towards European municipal officials who are relatively new to the topic of EV charging infrastructure but trying to figure out how it can be done for their communities. However, it also provides pointed insights for even the most experienced EV charging professionals.

The paper concisely explains EV charging technology and concepts before providing detailed but easily understandable guidelines for EV charging station design, EV network type, and the roles municipalities can play to advance clean and economically powerful electric transport within their jurisdiction. It also provides critical insights into the financing of an EV network, so municipalities can make informed decisions. Further, it highlights some of the stumbling blocks that contribute to EV charging infrastructure problems over time, so that they can be avoided.

Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Guidelines for Cities is currently available in English, with other language versions coming soon. The next version of the paper will be Polish due out in mid May.



Publication date
25 April 2018
Clean and energy-efficient vehicles