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EC’s clean-fuel vision: electric cars


Kimberly Peterson

Platts EU Energy

8 February 2013

PA’s automotive expert is quoted in Platt’s EU Energy in an article about how the EC envisages the future of electic vehicles.

The article explains how the European Commission believes that building refuelling infrastructure for low-emissions vehicles and ships within the EU will be the catalyst required for alternative fuel vehicles and ships to go mainstream. PA's expert shares his view on some of the obstacles around fuelling electric vehicles.

He explains that the most vital aspect of making charging points for electric vehicles a commercially viable option is the business model.

He goes on to explain that parking spaces in a city are heavily sought after and will be the most expensive cost for an electric vehicle charging station: “Most cities will have a major issue putting a  significant number of charging stations in for this reason.”

The more serious problem will be making any money out of electric charging stations, he explains: “The business case behind it is a really critical subject. From the business case point of view, I don’t see it as viable.”

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