On the electrification path: Europe’s progress towards clean transportation

The European Green Deal, Europe’s key roadmap to make the continent carbon-neutral by 2050, states that by 2025, about 1 million public recharging points will be needed for the 13 million zero- and low-emission vehicles expected on European Union’s roads. Great efforts will be necessary from the European Union, its Member States, as well as regional and local governments, to accelerate the transition to electric cars. This policy paper has been developed as part of the EAFO 2.0 contract for the European Commission. It highlights the current uptake of electric passenger cars – battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) – and the rollout of the relevant public recharging infrastructure network.