AVERE position paper on the upcoming proposal for a new Payment Services Directive (PSD II)
AVERE welcomes the European Commission’s initiative to revise the Payment Services Directive (PSD II). This revision is timely and could help accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility by making charging infrastructure more user-friendly, while reducing the costs and efforts associated with any requirements for payment card readers and processing at charging points under Article 5(2) of the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR).
The PSD II indeed has the potential to smooth out the transition costs associated with the installation of card readers by exempting charging stations from installing card readers with pin-pads. AVERE therefore calls on legislators to provide an exemption for EV charging points from the strong customer authentication (SCA) requirements found in the Payment Services Directive and to raise the payments cap in order to facilitate the roll-out of a widespread and user-friendly charging network throughout Europe.
E-MOBILITY COALITION JOINT STATEMENT – Renewable Energy Directive Trilogues: EU legislators must ensure market conditions to best enable electrification of transport to meet climate target
The revision of Renewable Energy Directive (RED) presents an unmissable opportunity to accelerate the transition of the transport sector towards zero emissions, with direct electrification being the most efficient and cleanest way to achieve it. We need to go beyond just blending biofuels, and battery electric vehicles offer the highest conversion efficiency when compared to other solutions.
Therefore, the undersigned coalition, representing the entire range of the electric mobility ecosystem, call on the interinstitutional negotiators to adequately value electricity for its role in emissions reduction and to ensure a market framework reflecting that fact.
Position Paper: The Revision of the Weights and Dimensions Directive
AVERE strongly welcomes the Commission’s initiative to revise Directive (EU) 2015/719 (“Weights and Dimensions Directive”). The timely revision of the currently applicable framework has the potential to significantly facilitate the uptake of zero-emission heavy duty vehicles (ZE-HDVs), and of battery-electric trucks (BETs) in particular.
Press Release – Our Future is at Stake: We Cannot Delay the Ban on Sales of Fossil Fuels Vehicles.
AVERE strongly condemns delaying the decision to ban sales of internal combustion engine vehicles in Europe as of 2035.
To postpone this decision means to turn our backs on the commitment to the European Green Deal: it only proves we are straying off the path of decarbonisation and coming short of our responsibility to stave off the worst consequences of climate change. Furthermore, reopening the debate on a decision that all European institutions had already approved sets an extremely dangerous precedent for the credibility of those institutions and the functioning of the EU’s democratic processes.
Open call by industry to the European Commission to ensure all new freight trucks are zero emission from 2035 with a limited exception for vocational trucks
The upcoming review of the HDV CO2 standards will mark a defining moment for the European road freight sector. A zero-emission strategy for HDVs would encourage manufacturers within the EU to ramp up their electric and green hydrogen offerings, supporting the transition to zero emission vehicles in other markets that look to and rely upon vehicles from the EU. It will determine how fast the EU transitions away from polluting fossil-powered trucks to clean zero emission alternatives and if the EU will lead or be left behind in this inevitable industrial transition. We call on the European Commission to show leadership for the sake of Europe’s industrial competitiveness and climate-neutral future.