The European Commission today announced the 26 projects from 12 Member States that will receive funding to install alternative fuels infrastructure along the trans-European transport network (TEN-T). The funding totals some €352 million in EU grants from the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Facility (AFIF), under the umbrella of Connecting Europe Facility, with additional capital from financial institutions to increase the impact of investment.
These projects will accelerate the creation of the comprehensive network of alternative refuelling infrastructure needed for the widespread use of low-and zero-emission vehicles in all transport modes. Today’s decision is the second AFIF funding round of 2023; back in March 2023, €189 million was awarded.
Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean said: "The numerous applications for AFIF funding received underline the transport industry’s interest in pushing ahead with the switch to more sustainable transport – on roads, in the sky and at sea. Our investment of €352 million will translate into approximately 12,000 charging points, 18 hydrogen refuelling stations, and the electrification of ports and airports, including the port of Rotterdam and 37 Spanish airports."
- Publication date
- 11 September 2023
- Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport