The Common Office of FNTR, NLA and BGL and ACEA are pleased to invite you to a webinar about making AFIR fit for road transport on 23 March 2022, 10:30 – 11:45.
The webinar will highlight the challenges and perspectives for European hauliers in making the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR) fit for road transport in the work with the European Commission’s Fit for 55 package.
With the AFIR, the European Commission has put forward an ambitious and important proposal to roll out green infrastructure in Europe. This is a very welcome step and a prerequisite to enable the green transition of the transport sector. The binding minimum targets and changing the Directive to a Regulation are important instruments to realise the transition. Key elements of the AFIR proposal is a strong focus on rolling out recharging infrastructure for electrified heavy-duty vehicles with binding targets for 2025 and 2030, as well as a 2030 target for hydrogen refueling infrastructure of road vehicles.
As the demand for freight transport in Europe is expected to grow substantially in the coming decades, hauliers will look for assurances when they invest in new vehicles. To this end, it is essential that EU policies incentivise the road transport sector to become a part of the solution in addressing the challenges created by climate change.
But how do we ensure that new vehicles running on electricity or hydrogen are made available at competitive prices? And can we expect them to be ready for serial production and accessible for hauliers at competitive prices in this decade? And should policy makers also consider the role of low-carbon-based fuels and fuels generated from non-fossil sources (e.g. sustainable biofuels) in the short term? These are some of the questions that MEPs, road transport organisations and manufacturers will debate at the webinar on 23 March.
Please join us and engage in the discussion by sending an email (mention name and organisation) to Jenny Helle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the attached programme for more details.