Revision of the Directive on deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure

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Stellungnahme der Fachgruppe: Revision of the Directive on deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure

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Composition of the Study Group

Administrator: Antonio RIBEIRO PERREIRA, Assistant: Daniel MAKAY

Foreseen for the TEN Section: 9 November 2021

Foreseen for the EESC Plenary session: 8-9 December 2021

Summary

In order to become a world leader on decarbonisation and to meet its COP21 commitments, the European Union must accelerate decarbonisation of the transport sector. With its "Strategy for low emission mobility" in 2016 the Commission has already set out how the EU can reach this goal.

However, the number of vehicles, and vessels, running on alternative energies in the EU is too low. Persistent problems continue creating market barriers to their use. For the EU to successfully make the transition to low and zero emission mobility, an integrated approach is needed. It requires a common policy framework for vehicles, infrastructures, electricity grids, economic incentives and digital services working across EU, national, regional and local levels.

The revision of the Directive on deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure highlights actions to complement and better implement national policy frameworks on alternative fuels infrastructure to help create an interoperable EU backbone infrastructure.

Future deployment of infrastructure will require significant public and private investment. To this end the Commission will strengthen coordination of EU funding instruments and strive for synergies with action at national and local levels. It will also address other issues critical for the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure such as the integration of transport and energy systems.