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Revolution on Polish roads. New regulations from April 13

Tomorrow – on Saturday, April 13 – AFIR, the Council of the European Union Regulation on alternative fuels, enters into force. This means a major revolution for Polish roads.

AFIR is the Council of the European Union's regulation on alternative fuels. It forces all Member States to adapt to new requirements, which apply, among others, to electric cars. What exactly will change?

AFIR, i.e. revolution on Polish roads

First of all, there must be charging stations with a power of at least 150 kW on the main TEN-T transport routes (Trans-European Transport Network). – informs the website. The regulation also sets requirements regarding their frequency of occurrence. Chargers cannot be more than 60 km apart.

However, this is not the end of the changes. It is also very important that charging stations must be publicly accessible (including those installed before April 13). This means that each of them must be able to pay by card, just like paying for regular fuel at a gas station. Drivers cannot be obliged to have special cards or sign contracts with a given operator.

Moreover, by 2027, charging stations must have a total power of at least 600 kW, including two points of 150 kW each in the core TEN-T network and half of them must have a power of at least 300 kW (1 point of 150 kW) in the comprehensive network . Currently, the TEN-T network in our country, which includes AFIR, has a total of over 7.5 thousand. km, of which approx. 3.8 thousand km is the core network.

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