The growth of electric cars will have to be supported by an equally rapid increase in charging points. In a nutshell, this is the idea of the future that the European Union intends to apply in the field of mobility: concretely, the goal is to reach 6.4 million columns of electric charging across the continent by 2030. An overly ambitious target? There are those who think so, given that about 13,000 charging points per week would have to be installed to reach this milestone.
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A thought also shared by Wolf-Henning Scheider, the CEO of the German giant of ZF components, who expressed all his concerns about European ambitions. “This is an extremely ambitious goal, reflecting the scale of the challenge facing European countries – commented the number one of ZF – If e-mobility is to be successful, we need infrastructure measures. The program won’t work if we don’t have a strong support from governments“. We need collaboration from everyone therefore according to Scheider, who for his part can boast an extremely positive situation with regard to the German giant he captained: ZF in fact closed with a turnover in the first half of 2021 which increased to 19.3 billion euros compared to 13.5 billion in the first six months of 2020.
“It is important to take advantage of the transition to electric mobility, but with a equilibrium, which is very difficult to find, between climate protection, mobility of people and even employment in the sector – concluded the CEO of ZF – We need a clear plan for infrastructure development, from power generation and power grids to the charging infrastructure which is essential to help determine the path to follow ”.