Under the Spanish Presidency, EU plans to draft a European strategy to address the obstacles facing their implementation. This strategy could be adopted during next spring. The Spanish EU Presidency presented a discussion paper that puts forward several issues for discussion by the delegations.

AVERE and Going-Electric congratulate the Spanish EU Presidency for this excellent initiative towards a common European strategy on electric vehicles. In particular, we highlight the following points:

1. We clearly favour two technologies: Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and Extended-Range Electric Vehicles (EREVs).

2. New EU categories of vehicle homologation should be created for very small electric cars. We propose 2 new categories: Ultra-Small Urban electric Cars (USUC) and Ultra-Narrow Urban electric Cars (UNUC) for EVs that are confined by design to daily commuting and urban driving.

3. Governments should focus on making it possible for EV drivers to charge close to where they live.

The complete press release on www.going-electric.org

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