The European Commission recently 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).
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.”
AFIF combines grants from the Connecting Europe Facility with capital from financial institutions to increase the impact of investment.