Fact sheet – Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation: heavy-duty vehicles

Zero-emission trucks are beginning to hit the road in large numbers. However, suitable (public) infrastructure is still missing almost completely today. This is something the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR) needs to address urgently.

As this fact sheet explains, the technical specifications and requirements of charging and refuelling infrastructure for battery and fuel-cell electric heavy-duty vehicles are completely different from those for cars or vans.

Particularly with respect to:

  • Locations of charging and refuelling stations
  • Space requirements
  • Minimum power output levels

AFIR key recommendations for heavy-duty vehicles

  1. Increase the level of total power output requirements per recharging pool / station on the TEN-T core network
  2. Increase the number of charging stations available at truck parking areas
  3. Increase the level of total power output requirements for charging pools at urban nodes
  4. Speed up the deployment of hydrogen refuelling stations and lower the maximum distance between liquid hydrogen stations

Zero-emission trucks are beginning to hit the road in large numbers. However, suitable (public) infrastructure is still missing almost completely today.

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