Norwegian Automobile Federation demands easier payment method for fast charging of e-vehicles

Fast chargerPhoto: Ørn E. Borgen / NTB
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The Norwegian Automobile Federation (NAF) believes the government must provide easier payment options for rapid charging of electric cars and more large charging points.

“Today, a well-prepared electric car driver must have 10–12 charging apps on their phone, and on each app, they must enter their bank card, name, and address. If you lose or change your bank card, you have to do everything again. This simply does not work,” Thor Egil Braadland at the NAF stated. 

This autumn, the government plans to put forward a new charger strategy. This spring, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and the Norwegian Environment Agency developed the knowledge base for the said charger strategy. In it, it is stated that the need for fast chargers in 2030 will be around 11,000 for light vehicles and 1,500-2,000 for heavy vehicles.

Today, in Norway, there are around 4,000 fast chargers for light vehicles, while there are no fast chargers for heavier vehicles.

The NAF also believes that more large charging stations should be developed.

“The Norwegian model has been to build a pair of 50 kW fast chargers, which means that you have to drive around and look for available charging places if the two chargers are busy or out of order,” Braadland said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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