The objective of our audit was to determine the effectiveness of
the Commission’s support for the deployment of an EU-wide
publicly accessible infrastructure for charging electric vehicles.
We found that despite successes such as in promoting a common
EU plug standard, and improving access to different charging
networks, obstacles to travel across the EU in electric vehicles
remain. The availability of charging stations varies between
countries, payment systems are not harmonised with minimum
requirements and there is inadequate information for users. In
the absence of a comprehensive infrastructure gap analysis, the
Commission has been unable to ensure that EU funding goes
where it is most needed. The EU is still a long way off its Green
Deal target of 1 million charging points by 2025, and it lacks an
overall strategic roadmap for electro-mobility.
We made a number of recommendations to the European
Commission to help improve the deployment of publicly
accessible charging infrastructure across the EU.
ECA special report pursuant to Article 287(4), second