Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

2015-EU-TM-0367-S

INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over its legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.
ULTRA-E
Programme: 
CEF Transport
Call year:
Location of the Action:
Implementation schedule: 
March 2016 to December 2019
Maximum EU contribution: 
€6,542,650
Total eligible costs: 
€13,085,300
Percentage of EU support: 
50%
Coordinator: 

Allego BV (Netherlands)
http://www.allego.eu

Status:
Transport corridor:
Transport mode:
Last modified: 
October 2021

2015-EU-TM-0367-S

Long distance electrical vehicles (EV) have a driving distance of up to 500 km. This is a significant improvement in comparison to the previous EV generation that had to stop to recharge every 100-150 km. However, charging these new EV would take 1.5-2 hours on existing fast chargers. For this reason, the successful introduction of long distance EV depends on the availability of ultra-fast chargers that will reduce the charging time down to 20 minutes.

In this framework, the goal of the Action is twofold:

  • To deploy a pilot of 25 ultra-fast chargers (150-300 kW) on TEN-T Corridors connecting the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Austria, thus bringing direct benefits to EV drivers;
  • To use this pilot experience to promote the roll-out of ultra-fast charger stations in Europe. This will be done by analysing market and business models, evaluating the pilot experience and defining an EU roll-out plan. In this context the opportunity to use European Investment Bank innovative financial instruments will be studied.

The Action is therefore expected to contribute to the roll out of ultra-fast chargers in Europe and furthermore to promote the use of (long distance) EV in Europe.