• AFIR needs balanced amendments to support EV charging rollout in Europe

    We, the undersigned associations, welcome the ambition of the European Parliament to strengthen the Commission’s proposal for the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR). Together, we represent the entire EV charging ecosystem – from grid operators to charging point operators and eMSPs to EV users. From the TRAN and ITRE draft reports to some of the amendments tabled in…


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  • Position paper: amendment to the renewable energy directive (RED II)

    AVER as part of AVERE welcomes the European Commission’s initiative to amend the Renewable Energy Directive, which has the potential to greatly accelerate the decarbonization of the EU economy by promoting the use of renewable energy –  a key step towards achieving the Union’s greenhouse gas emission reduction target of at least 55% by 2030, and to…


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  • Why full and direct electrification is the only viable pathway to zero-emissions road transport

    The EU’s transport sector currently accounts for nearly a quarter of total EU emissions, and its footprint has been further growing in recent years. To tackle these emissions and reach the EU’s legally binding aim of carbon neutrality by 2050, the Commission’s “Fit for 55” package has introduced ambitious new proposals to phase out internal combustion engines by 2035. However,…


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  • How fast-energy EVs use on charging ?

    The list below is only for the models that are available at the end of 2021 in Romania. Romania has over 45 types of BEV models on sale today. The charts differ from vehicle to vehicle because of the different battery chemistry that manufacturers choose for their battery package. The most two common based chemistry technologies are NMC and NCA on which they add different percentages to their base battery package….


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  • Romania has EVs ! What about the chargers ?

    In terms of electric vehicles sales and registration, the year 2021 was brilliant in Romania. This year Romania registered more EV’s than all the years combined before 2021. Romania entered 2021 with 6052 EVs on the road and finished the year with 12 870 EVs. More than 90% of the EV SALES were registered inside the incentives program called RABLA PLUS that gives an eco-ticket of 45 000 lei on buying a…


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  • December 2021: EV Statistics and the Baby Boom of Spring

    In terms of electric vehicles sales and registration, the year 2021 was brilliant in Romania. This year Romania registered more EV’s than all the years combined before 2021. Romania entered 2021 with 6052 EVs on the road and finished the year with 12 870 EVs. More than 90% of the EV SALES were registered inside the incentives program called RABLA PLUS that gives an eco-ticket of 45 000 lei on buying a…


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  • AFM new funding program for installing charging stations in small towns

    ORDER for the approval of the Financing Guide for the Effective Gas Reduction Program greenhouse in transport, by promoting the infrastructure for road transport vehicles energy-free: recharging stations for electric vehicles in localities Taking into account the Report of the Administration of the Environmental Fund no. 95 / LAF of 28.10.2021 for the approval of the Guide financing the Program for the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Transport…


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  • Romanian government has a new directive to electric scooters

    On Monday 4th October, the government published the new rules of conduct for electric scooter drivers, similar to bicycle riders, as well as the technical conditions for electric scooters similar to those provided for bicycles. “In the Government meeting, the Government Decision for amending and supplementing the Regulation for the application of the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 195/2002, regarding the traffic on public roads, approved by the Government Decision no. 1391/2006. We remind…


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  • Global EV Sales for 2021 H1

    EV sales are back on track. A total of 2,65 million new EVs found new owners during the first half of 2021, an increase of +168 % compared to 2020. The recent increases speak hyper-growth but need to be seen relative to the low base of 2020 H1. During the 1st wave of the pandemic, global sales of  EVs stayed -14 % below 2019 H1 volumes as vehicle…


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  • EVs and Charging Stations New European Labeling

    LABELLING FOR ELECTRICALLY RECHARGEABLE ROAD VEHICLES AND CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE INFORMATION FOR CONSUMERS GENERAL INFORMATION   In order to help consumers understand the new EV labels appearing on new vehicles and what that means for charging, the European Union has agreed new labelling requirements for newly produced vehicles and charging stations. As of 20 March 2021, a new harmonised set of labels to help identify compatible recharging options for electric road vehicles will appear…


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