New Clean Mobility Package released by the European Commission
Published: November 09, 2017
On the 8th of November, the European Commission released the Clean Mobility Package, which includes a series of measures designed to help accelerate the transition to low- and zero-emission vehicles, thus affecting the uptake of alternative fuels vehicles and infrastructure development. The proposals also contribute to fulfilling the EU’s commitments under the Paris agreement.
The package was announced in the form of a communication named “Delivering on low-emission mobility. A European Union that protects the planet, empowers its citizens and defends its industry and workers” and includes the following measures that are important to our industry:
The Clean Mobility Package includes the following for IWT and industry relevant documents:
- Trans-European deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure: An action plan and investment solutions with the aim is to increase the level of ambition of national plans, to increase investment, and improve consumer acceptance. The Commission has done an analysis on the uptake of the Directive of Alternative fuels country by country.
- Combined Transport Directive: The revision of the Directive will make it easier for companies to claim incentives and therefore stimulate the combined use of trucks and trains, barges or ships for the transport of goods.
- As part of the funding and financing support, the EC has released €800 million for CEF projects. This finance will be available at the next Blending call now postponed to the next 12th of April 2018.