Alternative fuels infrastructure
The new EU directive for promoting development of infrastructures for alternative fuels was published in the Official Journal on 28 October 2014. Directive 2014/94/EU requires member states to set 2020 targets for electric vehicle recharging points accessible to the public, and mandates a common plug right across the EU. For the development of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for road transport, member states have to ensure a sufficient number of publicly accessible refuelling points, with common standards, ideally every 400 km, to be built by the end of 2025. It also requires a minimum coverage to ensure availability of LNG in main maritime and inland ports. Member states are to ensure a sufficient number of publicly accessible Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refuelling points both in urban and suburban areas, ideally every 150 km, to be built by the end of 2025.