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European alternative fuels infrastructure projects set for €1bn of funding


Man refuelling hydrogen truck Photo: Daimler Truck
The European Commission is offering some €1bn of funding over 2024–2025 in support of hydrogen refuelling and electric recharging infrastructure projects along the EU trans-European transport network

Photo: Daimler Truck

The European Commission (EC) is offering about €1bn of funds to support the deployment of alternative fuels supply infrastructure across the European Union’s main transport corridors and hubs.

The EC has launched a call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), covering the roll-out of alternative fuels infrastructure for road, maritime, inland waterway and air transport along the Trans-European Network of Transport (TEN-T).  


In addition to the support for high power electricity recharging stations and hydrogen refuelling stations, a number of new funding opportunities will also be available:

  • Road network – megawatt recharging stations for heavy duty vehicles.
  • Airports – electricity and hydrogen supply at airports.
  • Ports – electricity and hydrogen supply and, for the first time, ammonia and methanol bunkering facilities.


This second phase of funding under the CEF Transport Programme’s Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Facility (AFIF), for the period 2024–2025, aims to support the objectives set in the new regulation for the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure (AFIR)  covering publicly accessible electric recharging pools* and hydrogen refuelling stations across the EU’s main transport corridors and hubs, as well as the objectives set in the ReFuelEU aviation and the FuelEU maritime regulations.


Commenting on the launch, European Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean, said: ‘The increasing number of applications for the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Facility confirms the relevance of this funding tool for the European transport sector… This can be an important gap bridging the massive investments needed to deliver a sustainable and accessible electric vehicle infrastructure, and I strongly encourage all member states, and in particular those in eastern and southern Europe, to make use of it.’


Applicants can submit their proposals before any of the three cut-off dates: 24 September 2024, 11 June 2025 and 17 December 2025.


*One or more recharging stations at a specific location.