Zero-emission trucks are hitting the road in large numbers but suitable charging infrastructure is still missing. The technical specifications and requirements for charging and refuelling infrastructure for alternative fuel heavy-duty vehicles are completely different than those for cars.
The European Commission has committed EUR 750 million to safe and secure parking areas in the next 3-6 years. With cofounding from interested applicants, this amount is expected to reach EUR 1.5 billion, allowing the emergence of almost 70 000 new safe and secure truck spaces in Europe.
The FITfor55 legislative package will most certainly introduce the obligation, including for SSTPAs’ operators, of having a certain amount of charging capacity in place, potentially already by 2030.
We seem to be entering a new stage in the development of SSTPAs and alternative fuel infrastructure made available for users of safe and secure truck parking areas.
Therefore, we want to take this opportunity to provide a space via this workshop to share the available knowledge, ideas and plans, raise the awareness of all relevant stakeholders and, as a result, potentially engage in common reflection and possibly action to build a European network of SSTPAs with alternative fuel infrastructure available within them.
You can find the agenda for the workshop below:
10:00 – 10:15
• Introduction and moderator: Michael Nielsen, ESPORG Chair
• A view from the European Parliament: Ismail Ertug, MEP, S&D, D & TRAN Committee rapporteur on AFIR (to be confirmed)
Session 1: 10:15 – 11:15 – Challenges & Opportunities
• Results of ACEA’s study and mapping of priority locations for charging points, Thomas Fabian, Director Commercial Vehicles, ACEA
• Challenges for parking areas and potential hurdles, Frederic Maas, Delegate of the Board, ESPORG
Session 2 : 11:15 – 12:15 -Round Table Discussion
Panel: Representatives from NomadPower, Volvo, IRU, CLECAT and the winner of the ESPORG European Truck Parking of the Year 2022 (to be confirmed)
Conclusions: 12:15 - 12:30
Dirk Penasse, ESPORG, General Manager & Thomas Fabian, Director Commercial Vehicles, ACEA