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Hydrogen Europe joined forces with European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) to express their concerns on the current state of discussions over the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR).
We call on Member States to show the necessary ambition for deployment of hydrogen refuelling stations in AFIR and support the minimal national targets as set by the European Parliament to have:
- One hydrogen refuelling station every 100 km on both TEN-T core and comprehensive networks
- At least one 700 bar dispenser on each hydrogen refuelling station
- One hydrogen refuelling station for liquid hydrogen every 400 km
- At least one hydrogen refuelling station in each urban node
- Infrastructure on core network and in urban nodes to be in place by 31 December 2027
The change towards zero emission mobility is obviously creating an enormous opportunity for EU and national economies to grow. The ambition set by industry stakeholders for a swift market uptake of hydrogen-powered vehicles, must now be matched with a similar ambition level to ensure the necessary hydrogen refuelling infrastructure becomes available.
We therefore call the COREPER to enable and embrace the transition to zero-emission transport by setting equally ambitious AFIR targets.