Understanding Ad-Hoc EV Charging Requirements Under AFIR

AFIR is a regulatory framework established by the European Union (EU) to promote the development and deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure—including EV charging infrastructure—across member states. The ultimate goal is to accelerate the transition to cleaner and more sustainable transportation options by ensuring the availability and accessibility of infrastructure.

To facilitate charging accessibility for all drivers, AFIR requires operators of public and semi-public charging stations to support ad-hoc charging sessions without prior user registration. EV drivers can now rest assured that they can stop and top off their batteries at any charging station, maximizing convenience and safety for drivers on the go. This ad-hoc charging requirement includes several key provisions. Charging stations must:

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