The European Court of Auditors (ECA) will publish a special report on e-charging infrastructure on Tuesday 13 April 2021 at 17h00 in 23 EU languages.
ABOUT THE AUDIT
The auditors have examined the deployment of publicly accessible electrical charging infrastructure. They will explain how travelling across the EU in electric vehicles remains complicated, how EU funding has not always reached the places where it is most needed, and that there is no overall strategic roadmap in place to meet charging infrastructure targets.
ABOUT THE TOPIC
The electro-mobility market faces a ‘chicken-and-egg’ problem: zero-emissions vehicles need sufficient charging infrastructure, but for that infrastructure to be built there needs to be more certainty about how many electric vehicles will be bought. In 2020, the market share of electric and plug-in hybrid cars increased significantly; charging networks, however, are not following suit.
The ECA’s special reports set out the results of its audits of EU policies and programmes or management topics related to specific budgetary areas. The ECA selects and designs these audit tasks to be of maximum impact by considering the risks to performance or compliance, the level of income or spending involved, forthcoming developments and political and public interest.