Members' Research Service By / November 22, 2021

Deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure: Fit for 55 package [EU Legislation in Progress]

In December 2019, the European Commission published a communication on the Green Deal, outlining its priorities to transform the EU into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy in order to meet the EU’s commitments to tackle climate and environmental-related challenges.

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Written by Jaan Soone (4th edition, updated on 24.05.2023).

On 14 July 2021, the European Commission presented the ‘fit for 55’ package of proposals to help reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 % by 2030, compared with 1990 levels. The package includes a proposal to revise the 2014 Directive on alternative fuels infrastructure and turn it into a regulation. In the draft regulation, the Commission proposed binding targets for electric vehicle charging points and hydrogen refuelling points, electric charging for stationary aircraft at airports and on-shore power supply for ships at ports.

The Council adopted its position on the proposal in June 2022. Parliament approved its negotiating position in plenary in October 2022. Inter-institutional negotiations started in November 2022 and a provisional agreement was reached on 28 March 2023. The agreement now needs to be formally approved by both institutions.


Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure, and repealing Directive 2014/94/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
Committee responsible:Transport and Tourism (TRAN)COM(2021) 559
Rapporteur:Ismail Ertug (S&D, Germany)2021/0223(COD)
Shadow rapporteurs:Jens Gieseke (EPP, Germany)
Caroline Nagtegaal (Renew, the Netherlands)
Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg (Greens/EFA, Germany)
Roman Haider (ID, Austria)
Carlo Fidanza (ECR, Italy)
Elena Kountoura (The Left, Greece)
Ordinary legislative procedure (COD)
(Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
Next steps expected: Final vote on trilogue agreement in plenary

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