If you want to improve public health, cut air pollution, slow global warming, and boost your regional economy, there are few things you could do that would be more helpful than hastening a shift to electric transport.
CleanTechnica has been in the business of “trying to help society help itself” for approximately a decade, and we have focused our work on broadly raising awareness about the benefits of cleantech, including the many benefits of electric cars. However, following the 2016 US elections, we were particularly keen to find more ways we could help society, especially ways that we could help cities move forward since we saw cities as key leaders in the cleantech revolution.
One thing that came out of that “media soul searching” was a plan to work with some EV charging leaders to help cities more quickly, more intelligently, and more effectively advance EV charging infrastructure and e-mobility. I think it was an idea that first sprouted in the minds of some good people at GreenWay, a Central European charging leader.
We ended up roping in over a dozen EV charging and e-mobility leaders with diverse expertise in the industry to form a working group on this topic. Over the course of several meetings and a lot of work in between, we developed a report on EV charging guidelines for cities. We are releasing that report today!
We hope that you will use this report yourselves, will get it into the hands of relevant municipal staff and decision-makers in your area, and will help to hasten the transition to clean, zero-emissions, fun, and super convenient electric transport.
Our full press release is below the page break, but here are three key links:
For further information, contact:
Aaron Fishbone, GreenWay
+421 911 371 827
Zachary Shahan, CleanTechnica
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 here: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Guidelines for Cities. There will also 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.
TEN-T Days is one of the largest annual gatherings of European officials and grantees working around Europe to contribute to smart, sustainable, and safe mobility. As electrification is a core goal of the trans-European Transport Network, this paper can help many of the future host communities plan their investments wisely.
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.