ALTERNATIVE FUELS INFRASTRUCTURE: €189 MILLION IN EU FUNDING FOR PROJECTS SUPPORTING GREENER MOBILITY
The European Commission today announced 26 projects from 12 Member States selected for funding to install alternative fuels infrastructure along the trans-European transport network (TEN-T). Between them, they will receive EU grants totalling roughly €189 million from the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Facility (AFIF), which combines grants from the Connecting Europe Facility with capital from financial institutions to increase the impact of investment.
Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean said: "Applications for AFIF funding continue to increase, illustrating the transport industry’s interest in the switch to sustainable transport. Our investment of €189 million will translate into approximately 2.000 charging points, plus some 63 hydrogen refuelling stations. Four projects will support the electrification of ground-handling services at airports, for example by electrifying ground-support equipment and installing recharging infrastructure for service vehicles."
Following the EU Member States’ approval of the selected projects on 13 April, the Commission will adopt formal financing decisions in the coming weeks. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) has started the preparation of the grant agreements with the project beneficiaries of the successful projects. The list of projects is available via this link.