E-mobility and charge point specialist ‘Has·to·be’ joins ChargeUp Europe Industry alliance as a board member.
ChargeUp Europe is a coalition pressing for more investment in charging infrastructure and the elimination of market barriers in the European Union.
The founders and members of ChargeUp Europe share a common goal. The aim is to break down market barriers and clearing the way for climate-neutral mobility via the decarbonisation of the transport sector.
All of the players in the charging infrastructure industry, each member stands for and pursues this vision. They are focused on establishing a faster, more efficient charging infrastructure across Europe, along with interoperability and transparent, open, comprehensive
communication protocols and industry standards. This foundation is an alliance with considerable influence. ChargeUp Europe’s member organisations currently consist of Allego, ChargePoint, EVBox, evway, Fastned, GreenWay and they represent 175,000 charging points across all 27 EU member states.
As one of the core topics relating to Europe’s 2050 climate neutrality target, the transformation of the mobility sector needs to be encouraged.
ChargeUp Europe champions the development of a charging infrastructure that will keep up with the continuing rise in EV numbers. The move towards electric power, in both the industrial and private transport arenas, will play a critical role in achieving climate-neutral mobility.
A coalition with a clear vision
‘We need initiatives like this to eliminate existing barriers in the market and accelerate the expansion of the charging infrastructure,’ says Martin Klässner, CEO of has·to·be. ‘Only when we pursue common goals and harness our synergies can we be assertive enough to really change the industry to develop standards, and therefore driving us closer to the mobility of the future.’
It was precisely this idea that drove his decision to join ChargeUp Europe as a board member. ‘We did not have to think about it for very long.
Right now, it is our chance to have a voice in the EU parliament. We need to work together and present a unified vision at this specific time. Wherever the eMobility industry is being discussed and decided, we need to be involved. Only if we play an active role now can we as a sector have the opportunity to set the right course from the very beginning.’
A first policy document, with clear recommendations for the revision of the EU’s guidelines on the expansion of infrastructure for alternative fuels (Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive [AFID]), has already been published. In 12 points, it addresses, among other things, transparency and market supervision, as well as the prioritisation of interoperability and open networks. Further policy documents are already being developed, while ChargeUp Europe’s communication roadmap includes a significant launch event as well as lectures and debates.