|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Mobility and Transport|
|Series Details||COM (2021) 559|
Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission on 14 July 2021, introducing a revision of the so-called Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation. This is a text with EEA relevance.
The European Green Deal was adopted in December 2019. It calls for a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in transport. The aim is to achieve climate neutrality by in the European Union (EU) by 2050. The European Climate Law comprises binding targets for GHG emissions reductions. The 2030 Climate Target Plan notes the relevance of a holistic approach to large-scale and local infrastructure planning and the need for an appropriate rollout of alternative fuels infrastructure to support the transition to a nearly zero-emission car fleet by 2050. This transformation was laid out in detail in the Commission's Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy.
Directive 2014/94/EU set out a framework of common measures for the deployment of such infrastructure in the EU. A report published by the Commission on its implementation identified a number of shortcomings, including great variation in setting targets and ambition between Member States and a lack of comprehensive network of alternative fuels infrastructure. This was backed up by other assessments carried out on the Directive and on the infrastructure.
This draft law concerns the creation of a new Regulation for the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure. It requires Member States to expand charging capacity in line with zero-emission car sales, and to install charging and fuelling points at regular intervals on major highways - every 60 kilometres for electric charging and every 150 kilometres for hydrogen refuelling. The new Regulation is to repeal Directive 2014/94/EU addressing the same matter.
The draft law was unveiled by the European Commission on 14 July 2021, as part of the so-called Fit for 55 legislative package.
|Subject Categories||Energy, Environment, Mobility and Transport|
|Subject Tags||Renewable Energy, Road Transport, Transport Infrastructure|
|Keywords||Electricity Grids | Network, Greenhouse Gas | GHG Emissions, Hydrogen
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|