Alternative fuels infrastructure: road transport coalition calls for stronger ambition
Leading voices in the EU road transport sector are urgently calling on EU member states and the European Parliament to agree on ambitious targets for electric recharging and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure.
The International Road Transport Union (IRU), the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), Transport & Environment (T&E) and Hydrogen Europe (HE) have signed a joint letter to EU leaders.
The four organisations are concerned that targets set in the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation on alternative fuels infrastructure (AFIR) may be substantially weakened during the legislative process. Lowering the ambition – especially in terms of timing – could lead to a significant setback in achieving the objectives of the European Green Deal.
In a letter to transport ministers from the 27 EU member states and key European Parliament rapporteurs, the organisations call for ambitious and timely targets for the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure.
Lowering the AFIR ambition – especially in terms of timing – could lead to a significant setback in achieving the objectives of the European Green Deal.