Auto sector warning over support for alternative fuels

Industry groups have called on the European Commission to keep biofuels and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in its definition of ‘alternative fuels’ in legislation requiring governments to build up refuelling infrastructure.

Carmakers’ lobby ACEA and trade groups representing the LPG, ethanol, biodiesel and independent fuel sectors, said in a joint statement it was “imperative that all alternative fuels play a role in the energy transition”.

The statement follows confirmation in last month’s announcement of the commission’s European Green Deal of a  revision by 2021, following evaluation last year, of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID).

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