OCPP EV Charging Solutions

EV charging infrastructure rollout: EU-US technical recommendations

Published under the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC), the Transatlantic Technical Recommendations for Government-funded Implementation of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure offer guidance to policymakers and implementing bodies on how best to improve and rapidly roll out smart charging infrastructure for EVs.

The global transport sector is a major polluter, accounting for around a fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In the EU, following a hiatus due to the pandemic, the transport sector emissions grew to reach a 25% share of the overall EU GHG emissions again. Within this sector, road transport is by far the biggest emitter, responsible for some 70% of the GHG emissions. Therefore, e-mobility plays a key role in decarbonizing the transport sector and accelerating the green transition.

The EV market is booming: more than 695,000 new EV were registered in the EU in the last trimester of 2022, a 30% increase in comparison with the same period the year before, according to the Commission’s EU electricity market report -  fourth quarter 2022. Globally, there were more than 26 million electric cars rolling in 2022, 60% up as compared to 2021. A widely available and reliable network of public charging points is required to support the ever-increasing number of electric vehicles (EV) on the road, both in the EU and the US.


New technologies and communication standards will enable to management of demand when many EV are charging at the same time. Developing and implementing cost-effective smart charging infrastructure will thus be crucial in better exploiting and integrating renewable electricity such as solar and wind power, and so to ensure the stability of electric grids. Regional and local authorities have a leading role in the uptake of e-mobility and sharing best practices will be important to bring more certainty to public authorities and private, often government-subsidised, investors.