BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) has spoken out in favor of a Europe-wide uniform payment system for charging electricity and filling up with hydrogen. Scheuer said on Thursday in view of a virtual conference as part of the German Council Presidency that electrifying transport alone could save millions of tons of CO2. An essential requirement for this is a well-developed and cross-border charging network in Europe that guarantees uncomplicated and fast recharging.
Regulations are needed that enable the charging infrastructure to be found in all EU member states and simple authentication – as well as price transparency and uniform payment systems. Only then will consumers be ready to switch to electromobility.
Electromobility plays a key role in achieving climate goals in traffic. In contrast to other sectors, CO2 emissions from transport have hardly decreased in recent years. The demand for e-cars had recently increased due to higher government premiums./hoe/DP/nas