The European Commission selects 24 projects to receive EU funding to set up alternative fuel infrastructure. Between them, they will receive EU grants totalling roughly €292m from the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Facility (AFIF) to deploy relevant infrastructure along the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) in 23 EU Member States.
Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean, says “Our investment of €292m will translate into approximately 5,700 charging points in around 1,400 charging stations, plus some 57 hydrogen refuelling stations along the TEN-T network – all within the next 3 years. In line with the European Green Deal goals and the need to increase the EU’s energy independence, the projects will help Europe’s transport network move away from reliance on fossil fuels.”
The selected projects will accelerate the creation of the comprehensive network of recharging and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure needed for widespread take-up of low-and zero-emission vehicles in all transport modes. AFIF combines grants from the Connecting Europe Facility with support from financial institutions to increase the impact of the investment.
More information and the list of projects: Transport infrastructure: EUR 292.5 million of EU funding for projects contributing to greener mobility
Source: European Commission