• The obligations of information to the users and the technical requirements of the charging points of electric vehicles and for refueling of natural gas and hydrogen are regulated
  • The National Framework of Action for Alternative Energies in Transport includes measures aimed at promoting 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 Framework of Action for Alternative Energies in Transportation with the objective of reducing dependence on oil in transport and promoting the market of sustainable means of transit (by 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 that should be provided to users. The objective is that in 2020 the market share for renewable energy in transport will be 10%.

The Royal Decree establishes the basic requirements for the infrastructure of alternative fuels to petroleum and specifies the technical specifications of the charging points for electric vehicles, as well as for power supply facilities for ships, hydrogen refueling points on the road and points of natural gas refueling for transport. 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 consumer information obligations:

  • Vehicle manufacturers must report on the types of fuel that each vehicle accepts. This information must be included in the manuals of the means of transport, at the refueling and recharging points and in the dealerships.
  • 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 those of the traditional ones.
  • Data on the geographical location of refueling and recharging points will be made available to users.

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

Vehicles propelled with alternative energies to traditional fossil fuels are called to be part of sustainable transport mobility.


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