Funded by the European Union’s Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) programme, the project covers over 1,100km of major UK and Irish roads which also link with five major ports and five international airports.
Each activity will be documented and the results will be made available with towns, cities and countries across Europe to support the development of similar EV charging networks.
The Rapid Charge Network project was launched in October 2013 by Sim Kallas, Vice President of the European Commission at the Ten-T Days event in Tallinn, Estonia. The Rapid Charge Network project aims to support the European Union towards their goal for the decarbonisation of transport and contribute to the target of a 60% reduction of CO2 emissions from transport by 2050. The project has a total budget of €7.3 million and will be 50% funded by the European Union with €3.6 million.
The project will assess the creation, use and business feasibility of a transnational, multi-standard, interoperable network of EV rapid charge points. The end result of the project will be a strategy which will be shared with other EU towns, cities and countries.
The four objectives of the project are:
The Rapid Charge Network project is co-financed by the European Union:
Total project cost covered by the related European Commission Decision: €7,358,000
Percentage of EU support: 50%
Max EU contribution: €3,679,000Back
The Rapid Charge Network is supported by major industry partners, including: