STF adopts report on recommendations for public authorities for electric recharging infrastructure

By Conall Martin / Updated: 12 Jan 2021

The Sustainable Transport Forum (STF), a formal expert group advising the European Commission on the implementation of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive, has unanimously adopted a Report entitled:

 'Recommendations for public authorities for procuring, awarding concessions, licences and/or granting support for electric recharging infrastructure for passenger cars and vans'.

The STF detailed recommendations report aims to provide practical guidelines for public authorities intending to procure recharging infrastructure, or to award concessions for their roll-out and/or operation, possibly linked to the granting of government support. By providing an overview of innovative best practice by frontrunners, the STF aims to develop a set of minimum recommendations for public authorities seeking to support the deployment of recharging infrastructure.

The Recommendations analyse the three main steps for public authorities to consider when planning the deployment of recharging infrastructure:

  1. defining the deployment approach;
  2. organising the tender procedure;
  3. developing specific tender requirements.

A summary handbook outlining the main findings, recommendations and examples included in the detailed STF report will be published on the dedicated MOVE webpage.

Region: 
Europe-wide
Topic: 
Clean and energy-efficient vehicles
Policy and research
Urban mobility planning