EU funds charging and H2 network development with 189 million euros

The EU will provide nearly €189 million for constructing some 2,000 new charging points along the trans-European transport network TEN-T and for 63 new H2 refuelling stations. Twenty-six projects were selected for implementation.

The projects are spread across twelve member states and were selected in accordance with the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Facility (AFIF). In addition to charging points and hydrogen refuelling stations, which are intended for cars, trucks and buses, four projects are looking at the electrification of ground handling services in airports.

“Applications for AFIF funding continue to increase, illustrating the transport industry’s commitment to the switch to sustainable solutions,” says EU Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean. AFIF combines grants from the European Transport Infrastructure Support Program and the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) with capital from financial institutions to increase the impact of the investments.

The grant recipients include a German company selected to realise a project in Hungary: Munich-based charging infrastructure operator Ionity will receive €1.5 million to install seven charge parks along the TEN-T road network in Hungary. All other grant recipients are listed at the link provided below. The TEN-T trans-European transport network is a planned network of road, rail, air and water charging station connections in the European Union. It complements similar efforts in the telecommunications and energy sectors.

The EU’s financial contribution is said to be in the form of grants with varying co-financing rates or unit contributions, depending on whether the project is located in a country eligible for Cohesion Fund support. However, the confirmation of funding is still preliminary. In addition to the targeted approval of the selected projects by the EU member states on 13 April, the EU Commission must formally give its green light., (list of projects)


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