Brussels requires Spain multiply by 60 charging points for electric vehicles by 2020

The European Commission has demanded that Spain multiply by 60 by 2020 (from 1356 there are currently 82,000) charging points for electric cars open to the public in order to promote the use of electric vehicles.
The Spanish government at that time expected to Spanish roads traversing 2.5 million electric cars.

Brussels has also chosen as standard across the EU burden-called plug type 2, the most widely used. Right now there are basically two types of plug in Europe, which can cause a car traveling from France to Germany can not be recharged.

Today, Spain is together with Germany, France and the Netherlands one of the countries where there are more charging points. Germany must pass 1937-150000, 1350-125000 Italy, UK and France 703-122000 1,600 to 97,000.

These measures form part of the strategy on clean fuels filed Thursday by the EU executive. The cost of creating a minimum network of charging points for electric cars across the EU will be about 8,000 million euros, according to estimates by the Commission.

The EU executive argues that electric cars do not just take off for three major obstacles: the high cost of vehicles, poor consumer acceptance and lack of recharging stations.

According to Brussels, the creation of this network of charging points will be more interesting for investors and manufacturers mass produce clean vehicles more affordable and give users confidence to buy. Hence, imposing mandatory targets for all Member States.

The Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas, said that these measures would “reduce our reliance on oil” and “develop a transportation industry capable of meeting the demands of the century” at a cost “affordable”. The proposed common standards also avoids the “chaos” of each Member State intends manufacturer and meanwhile, has indicated.

The Commission ensures that Member States may implement these changes without necessarily involving conduct public spending, changing local regulations to encourage investment and private sector participation. The EU will provide support through funding for trans-European networks and regional funds.