Article originally published in Network Industries Quarterly Turkey | Vol. 1 | N°4 | June 2021
Electric vehicles (EVs) are gaining importance as the fight against climate change accelerates, and the charging infrastructure necessary for these vehicles to maintain their functions constitutes a complementary network economy. Developments in charging infrastructure are gaining momentum around Europe with the Green Deal of the European Commission. This article briefly analyses the current developments and regulations related to electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the European Union and Turkey.
In the European Union (EU), the process of switching to alternative fuels is gaining momentum as it moves towards the carbon-neutral target under the European Green Deal (hereafter, “Green Deal”). Global targets for preventing climate change become binding for countries. The widespread use of electric vehicles (EVs) and
charging infrastructure has emerged as an essential policy tool to achieve these goals. Parallel to the developments in the world, and especially in the EU, Turkey is also taking steps towards establishing an EV ecosystem and infrastructure.
In this article, we will first examine the status of charging infrastructure in the EU and then analyze the current state of EV charging infrastructure, considering the legal and practical developments in Turkey.