GIREVE is a member of ChargeUp Europe, the voice of the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure industry. ChargeUp works towards an expeditious and effortless rollout of EV charging infrastructure in Europe. The association published a position paper explaining why roaming should be a major part in AFIR.
The Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR) will shape public electric vehicle charging in Europe for the next decade. It offers the opportunity to create a driver-centric EV charging framework. This framework will ensure widespread charging availability across the EU. It will also promote innovation and energy system integration. It can empower drivers to control their charging behavior and optimize their energy consumption. This, in a way that costs the least and is the most environmentally and energy efficient. This also contributes to some of the key efficiency goals of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) recast.
To deliver on this opportunity it is critical that the legislation enables solutions that maximize the potential of EV charging in terms of consumer and environmental benefits, and broad energy system integration. In this regard, one of the key solutions is the EV charging subscription and roaming model.This is today a popular solution for payment for charging sessions all over Europe.