STF publishes handbook outlining electric vehicle best practices

The Sustainable Transport Forum (STF) has published a handbook summarising the key findings from the Recommendations for Recharging Point Tenders and providing useful case studies outlining current best practices.

The handbook outlines the main details from STF’s guidelines, providing advice to local authorities for procuring, awarding concessions, licences and/or granting support for electric recharging infrastructure for passenger cars and vans.

The handbook provides an accessible, condensed version of detailed recommendations, co-authored by DG MOVE, POLIS and TNO, for cities and regions seeking to develop their sustainable mobility offerings. This shorter document offers examples of best practices for cooperation between local authorities and private operators, how concessions are awarded, data sharing practices and more.

Cooperation and learning between cities and regions are essential for the effective and efficient establishment of electric vehicle (EV) services. Many cities and regions have radically enhanced their EV services; cities such as POLIS members, Madrid and Amsterdam have set out new electric charging strategies, while Ile-de-France has established a digital platform for helping EV users and providers, and project eCharge4Drivers is pioneering user-friendly charging facilities. As new, dynamic technologies and partnership models emerge, such collaboration allows local authorities- and their operating partners- to create progressive and durable mobility solutions.

Drawing from information supplied through surveys, the handbook details best practices such as, how POLIS members Madrid, London, and Stuttgart identify locations for new EV infrastructure, innovative e-Parking policy in Amsterdam, dynamic ownership models in Rotterdam.

These clearly detailed best practices being pioneered by POLIS members and their neighbours, provide accessible, user-friendly learning tools for local authorities seeking to develop or enhance their sustainable mobility offerings.

Read the full handbook here