Charging infrastructure policies

Summary of key charging infrastructure policy developments in major markets since May 2021

MarketPolicy namePublication dateRegulation summary
CaliforniaResolution E-51October 2021Assigned responsibility to electric utilities to develop behind-the-meter infrastructure for EV charging installations
United StatesInfrastructure Investment and Jobs ActNovember 2021$7.5 billon funding committed for EV charging infrastructure to install 500,000 chargers
Canada2030 Emissions Reduction PlanMarch 2022Combined commitment of C$991 million from various governmental entities to install 50,000 new chargers
European UnionAlternative Fuels Infrastructure RegulationJuly 2021Install 7 GW of public chargers by 2030, around 4 MW capacity every 60 km
FranceADVENIR (Update to existing policy)December 2021€320 million budget assigned to finance 100,000 chargers by 2025, further €500 million assigned for expansion.
GermanyFast Charging Infrastructure Initiative tenders 1 and 2October 2021Tenders for 1,100 locations launched as part of a €2 billion plan to install chargers with minimum output of 150 kW.
United KingdomElectric Vehicle Infrastructure StrategyMarch 2022Committed £1.6 billion to install 300,000 public chargers including 6,000 superfast chargers by 2035
IndiaCharging infrastructure for Electric Vehicle revised consolidated guidelines and standardsJanuary 2022Provides a comprehensive set of charging standards for all vehicles. It also clarifies and simplifies the legal and procedural requirements for installing charging infrastructure and sets limits on the electricity rates and fees that may be charged at public charging stations.
United StatesProposal for National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula ProgramJune 2022Proposed new standards for projects financed by the $5 billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program (NEVI). The rule requires installation of at least four 150 kW DC chargers every 50 miles along the US highways and a minimum annual uptime of 97%.
GermanyFirst Draft for the Charging Infrastructure Master Plan IIJuly 2022Tenders for further 5,000 public fast chargers, setting high-power charging requirements for heavy-duty vehicles, and standardization of grid connection process in 2023.  
IndiaDraft Battery Swapping PolicyApril 2022Promote battery swapping technology for electric two- and three-wheelers, encouraging the market to establish consistent ecosystem solutions for end users

Source: Compiled by ICCT research