SPEECH - Electric mobility: the clean and competitive way ahead for European transport
Full-scale deployment of electric vehicles has been held back by their high retail cost and low acceptance by consumers. Most significantly, there are not enough recharging and refuelling points. While a large part of the infrastructure needed to get these vehicles on the roads – national electricity grids – does exist, the charging points have yet to be developed. On numbers, these vary widely around Europe and are focused on key cities.
To enable market take-up of alternative fuels, to create Europe-wide conditions to boost customer acceptance, we need national targets to build the necessary infrastructure.