Key points to be addressed in the review of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive:
• The infrastructure objectives are achieved by maintaining an Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive, in congruence with other related legislation (e.g. RED II).
• Member States should set the targets themselves, possibly following a common European methodology set out in the EU legislation. An implementing mechanism should be applied to avoid no compliance.
• The specificity of infrastructure for LNG heavy-duty vehicles must be considered. Next to the TEN-T Core network, it is fundamental to support LNG refuelling stations also at the logistics centres, depots or multipurpose LNG refuelling stations at ports that could serve for different applications.
• The Directive should reflect the multifaced solutions that gas technologies can bring to the transport sector’s decarbonisation, assessing the energy infrastructure as part of a wider supply energy system
• For CNG stations, criteria addressing space density in urban areas should be included to optimize the utilization of natural gas and biomethane in cities.
• Affordability and interoperability of the fuel should be valued and the principle of the neutrality of infrastructures maintained.
• The fairest and most transparent methodology is used to communicate price information to consumers.
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