EU Commits €352 Million for Expanding Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Across Member States

The European Commission has revealed that it will provide funding for 26 projects across 12 Member States aimed at establishing alternative fuels infrastructure along the trans-European transport network (TEN-T).

The funding, totaling €352 million in EU grants from the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Facility (AFIF), will be supplemented by contributions from financial institutions to amplify its impact. These initiatives are expected to expedite the development of an extensive network of alternative refueling infrastructure, essential for facilitating the widespread adoption of low- and zero-emission vehicles in all modes of transportation

This decision marks the second round of AFIF funding in 2023, with €189 million already allocated in March. Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean emphasized the strong interest from the transport industry in transitioning towards more sustainable transportation methods on roads, in the sky, and at sea.🌍🌱The €352 million investment is anticipated to result in roughly 12,000 charging points, 18 hydrogen refueling stations, and the electrification of ports and airports, including the port of Rotterdam and 37 Spanish airports.