Ministers strip targets from clean fuel proposal

EU transport ministers have confirmed their opposition to national targets on refuelling infrastructure for electric vehicles and other alternative fuels

MEPs and member states could be set for heated talks on how to boost the refuelling infrastructure for alternative fuels after transport ministers confirmed their opposition to targets at a meeting on Thursday.

The European Commission’s proposal from January set national and EU-wide targets for electric, hydrogen, and natural gas charging points for road vehicles and and ships.

The parliament’s transport committee backed this idea and suggested the targets be expanded to all modes of transport, including aviation.

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