It also aims to produce European safety and technical standards for these stations by 2011.
In a strategy document, the EC suggested a push for a standardised charger for cars to be in place by next year. A range of new electric models will also be released in the next 12 months.
“Without strong standardisation work, I think it will be difficult to develop a market for electric cars,” said Antonio Tajani industry commissioner, who said that the electric car industry in the US and Asia was already gaining pace.  
The plan is part of a new strategy to introduce more environmentally-friendly cars to the market – including petrol-powered vehicles, as well as electric cars and models that run on natural gas, biofuels and hydrogen.
The EU has already introduced standards for other cars that use alternative fuels. Technological breakthroughs, such as batteries that stay charged for longer, have made electric cars more attractive to consumers. The EC suggests that global demand for eco-friendly cars is expected to soar in coming years, particularly in the EU, where there is dependence on foreign oil.