Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Facility (AFIF)

The Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Facility (AFIF) is a funding mechanism established by the European Union (EU) to support the development and deployment of infrastructure for alternative fuels. It provides financial assistance for constructing recharging and refuelling stations for alternative fuels such as electricity, hydrogen, and liquefied natural gas (LNG), thereby facilitating the transition to low-emission and sustainable transportation.

AFIF aims to address the financial barriers that impede the widespread adoption of alternative fuels infrastructure by offering grants and financial instruments to public and private entities. The facility is part of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), which promotes the development of high-performing, sustainable, and efficiently interconnected trans-European networks in transport, energy, and digital services. AFIF plays a crucial role in supporting the EU’s environmental objectives, including the “Fit for 55” package and the European Green Deal, which target significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and aim for climate neutrality by 2050.

AFIF prioritises projects that contribute to a comprehensive and interoperable network of alternative fuels infrastructure across EU Member States. This includes fast-charging stations for electric vehicles, hydrogen refuelling stations, and LNG refuelling points for road and maritime transport. By providing financial support, AFIF encourages investments that would otherwise be financially unfeasible, thereby accelerating the deployment of essential infrastructure.

The facility supports innovative solutions and technologies that enhance the efficiency and sustainability of alternative fuels infrastructure. It seeks to ensure seamless and convenient access for users, promoting the widespread adoption of alternative fuel vehicles. AFIF’s financial support helps overcome initial investment challenges and promotes cleaner and greener transport solutions across Europe.

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