The Clean Power for Transport package aims to facilitate the development of a single market for alternative fuels for transport in Europe and includes two directives:
- Clean fuels for transport: A European alternative fuels strategy
- Alternative fuels infrastructure: A proposal for a Directive on the deployment of alternative fuels recharging and refuelling infrastructure.
The “Clean fuel for transport directive” sets out an alternative fuels strategy and the road to its implementation covering all modes of transport. It aims at establishing a long-term policy framework to guide technological development and investments in the deployment of these fuels and give confidence to consumers. The directive treats a number of fuels (electricity, CNG, LNG and hydrogen).
With the “alternative fuels infrastructure directive”, EU member States will have to provide a minimum infrastructure for alternative fuels such as electricity, hydrogen and natural gas, as well as common EU-wide standards for equipment needed and user information.
The alternative fuels are often also beneficial in helping urban areas to meet Union air quality obligations.
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