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Shift to electric vehicles not fully charged

The build-out of EV chargers in the EU risks diverging from political ambition while trailing an expected vehicle sales boom

The roll-out rate for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the EU—with 213,000 current installations—is raising fears among industry and NGOs that a lack of chargers will hamper the uptake of EVs and risk delaying the bloc's climate action. The European Commission set a target of 3mn electric charging points, along with 1,000 hydrogen refilling stations, by 2030—which it hopes to fund through the €672.5bn ($814.4bn) Recovery and Resilience Facility—in its Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy unveiled in December. “The EU Commission quickly needs to take action and set binding targets for the ramp-up of charging infrastructure," Zipse, BMW Despite the ambitious EU targ



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