The European Parliament approves regulations to boost heavy electric and hydrogen vehicles in Europe

Charging stations will be available every 60 km for cars, every 120 km for trucks and buses, and hydrogen refueling stations will be available every 200 km. These new regulations will bring benefits in terms of emission reduction, improved quality of life, and job creation. They will drive charging infrastructure and promote the adoption of sustainable vehicles.

The European Parliament has approved new regulations as part of the EU’s «2030 Objective 55» package, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. These regulations seek to promote the decarbonization of the transportation sector by facilitating the adoption of heavy electric and hydrogen vehicles.

One of the key measures is the installation of electric charging stations along the routes of the RTE-T core network. By 2026, it will be required to have electric charging stations every 60 km for cars, with a minimum power of 400 kW, and every 120 km for trucks and buses. Additionally, hydrogen refueling stations are expected to be deployed every 200 km along the RTE-T core network by 2031.