• Regulating information obligations to users and technical requirements of charging points for electric vehicles and for refueling of natural gas and hydrogen
  • The National Framework of Action for Alternative Energies in Transport includes measures to promote sustainability in this area

The Council of Ministers has approved a Royal Decree of measures for the implementation of an infrastructure for alternative fuels and a National Action Framework for Alternative Energies in Transportation with the aim of reducing dependence on oil in transportation and promoting the market of sustainable means of transit (road, sea and air).

Both measures are framed within the transposition of Directive 2014/94 / EU that regulates concrete actions to ensure the creation of an infrastructure that guarantees the supply of electricity, hydrogen and natural gas in the transport sector, as well as information which must be provided to users. The objective is that in 2020 the market share for renewable energy in transport is 10%.

The Royal Decree establishes the basic requirements of the infrastructure for alternative fuels to petroleum and specifies the technical specifications of the charging points for electric vehicles, as well as for the electrical supply facilities for ships, hydrogen refueling points on the road and points of natural gas refueling for transportation. It establishes, among others, the obligation for public recharge managers to make these recharges possible without the need for a prior contract.

It also includes a series of obligations to inform the consumer:

  • Vehicle manufacturers must inform about the types of fuel that each vehicle accepts. This information must appear in the manuals of the means of transport, in the refueling and recharging points and in the dealers.
  • In addition, it will be necessary to regulate the information related to the prices of natural gas and hydrogen, so that the consumer can easily compare the price of these fuels against that of traditional fuels.
  • The geographical location data of the refueling and recharging points will be made available to users.

Regarding the approval of the Alternative Energy Framework in Transportation, it aims to increase the sustainability of the electricity and gas system, improve the trade balance by reducing oil imports and focus the automotive, naval and industrial equipment industries towards future technologies.

Vehicles powered by alternative energy sources to traditional fossil fuels are called to become part of sustainable transport mobility.


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