Atlante receives EU funding to install electric vehicle charging stations across Europe

A Taiwan Cement Corp (台灣水泥) affiliate has received 22.7 million euros ($22.67 million) from an EU fund to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Europe , Taiwan Cement announced yesterday.

Atlante Co, a unit of Taiwan Cement subsidiary NHOA SA, received the funds under the European Connecting Europe Facility for Transport program, which co-finances investments for the completion and modernization of the trans-European transport network, Taiwan said. Cement.

Atlante won two contracts to install 215 charging stations – 70 in Italy, 55 in France, 55 in Spain and 35 in Portugal – he said.

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Charging stations are to be placed in 1,400 parking spaces and placed in safe and secure sites along the transport network.

The plants are to be integrated into national power grids, creating one of the largest virtual power plants in the world, Taiwan Cement said.

The stations should be powered by renewable energy sources, with onsite battery storage as well as onsite or offsite solar power generation, he said.

The fast and ultra-fast charging network would allow drivers to recharge their electric vehicles in minutes, similar to stopping at a gas station to refuel, the company said.

The EU aims to cut its carbon emissions by 90% by 2050 and plans to switch to alternative and low-carbon fuels as transport accounts for 70% of its total emissions, he said.

Through the EU’s Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Facility, €292.5 million of funds will be granted to 24 projects, ranging from the installation of electric vehicle charging stations and hydrogen fuel to the electrification of ground handling services at airports, Taiwan Cement said.

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Mary I. Bruner