Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Greening transport 2012-EU-13066-S

Accelerating the introduction of Electric Vehicle Rapid Charging by studying adoption and use along PP axes 13 and 26 in the UK and Ireland

The overall objective of the Action was to support decarbonisation of road transport in Europe via the rapid deployment of Electric Vehicles (EV) across Member States.

The Action has met all the planned objectives in particular by:

  • Developing a strategy including a roadmap, business model, guidelines and recommendations for the deployment of a transnational, multi-interoperable EV rapid charging infrastructure, which standards can be used by operators from other Member States drawing on the lessons learnt
  • Deploying a pilot phase including the installation of 74 multi-standard rapid chargers in 64 sites over 1,100 km along Priority Projects 13 and 26 (now part of the North Sea Mediterranean core Network Corridor) in the UK and Ireland. Cross-border interoperability solutions, meeting both customers’ needs and operators’ requirements, have been ensured
  • Collecting a wide range of usage data (35,000 events recorded during the pilot phase) and disseminating the results at local, national and European levels for policy makers and private operators


State of progress on 31 December 2016:

All 74 multi-standard chargers (AC, Chademo and Combo technologies) are built and operational since December 2015.




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Percentage of EU support:


Studies: 50%

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Member States involved:

Ireland, United Kingdom


Implementation schedule:

Start date: January 2013

End date: December 2015


Beneficiaries & Implementing bodies:

 Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd

 Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft (BMW AG)

 Renault s.a.s. represented by GIE REGIENOV

 Volkswagen AG

 Electricity Supply Board


Additional information:

 Project website

 European Commission, DG MOVE

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