Challenge 2: Needs for legislative support

Which type of legislation actions can help electric freight vehicles to compete with conventional vehicles, given the condition that the legislative action is objective - it doesn’t violate competition on the market?

  • Prerequisites for this challange

    At the current state of the EV industry development, the intervention of public authorities into the industry’s growth is desired by all EV stakeholders. Different means of intervention have different impacts, therefore in this challenge we are looking towards types of legislative actions that would focus on the strenghts of the EV and not on their weakness (e.g. providing a direct advantage only for EVs). An example of such legislative action that focuses on the strenght of EV is the EC Noise Directive and its impact on the evening and night distribution - it embraces the strengths of electric vehicles, but doesn’t give them a direct advantage over other types of vehicles. It is because the criterion is objective: only vehicles with noise level below a specific number of dB are allowed to transport goods during night time in urban areas.