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The EV charging network in the EU has expanded to 480,000 units, but this is still only half of the target set by AFID.

As of February 2023, the number of public chargers for electric vehicles in the 27 EU countries stood at 480,000 (58.2% more than at the end of 2021). However, according to the European Parliament, the public charging network as of 2022 is only half of the target set by AFID (Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Directive, in force since 2014). Furthermore, the top three countries in terms of number of chargers (the Netherlands, Germany and France) account for more than 60% of the EU’s total, and the gap with countries in Southern and Central and Eastern Europe, where infrastructure development is lagging, is another issue that needs to be resolved.
In the future, the EU aims to deploy sufficient charging networks/hydrogen filling networks through the AFIR (Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Regulation), the first legally binding regulation setting targets for the installation of charging facilities in each country.

In addition to trends related to electric vehicles, which can be described as a next-generation industry, the EU analyses the automobile and parts industries, particularly in Europe and the US regions, and the business trends/strategies of various manufacturers, ranging from internal combustion engine vehicles, which form the core of the conventional automobile industry. In addition to vehicle sales and production in some 90 countries and monthly sales of electric vehicles in 43 countries around the world, the report also includes special features dedicated to electric vehicles and a ranking of global parts suppliers in terms of sales.