Romania has, through the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), projects to develop the national infrastructure of alternative fuels for road vehicles and in particular the installation of at least 30,000 recharging points, until mid-2026, said on Thursday the European Commissioner for transport, Adina Vălean, at an event dedicated to sustainable mobility.
“In the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, there are projects to develop the national infrastructure of alternative fuels for road vehicles and in particular the installation of at least 30,000 recharging points, until the middle of 2026. (…) these days are being discussed in the European Commission an act to define the eligibility of alternative fuels considered to be sustainable. I hope that we will have a wider palette of accepted biofuels, so that we can increase their share and synthetic fuels, of course, absolutely necessary to achieve the reduction targets carbon emissions I believe we need to maintain and develop sustainable liquid alternatives to alternative fuels so that we can benefit from major economies of scale by using existing pipelines and fueling infrastructure so that we can decarbonize existing car fleets faster – let’s reduce the costs of the transition,” stated Vălean, according to Agerpres.
According to the official, at the end of the current European cycle, the European Commission could allocate funds worth one billion euros for Romania’s needs and only from the Connecting Europe Facility financial instrument.
“Romania has been performing better lately in terms of investments, thanks to a high-level Commission working group dedicated to our country, which makes me hope that, at the end of this European cycle, we will be able to allocate funds of one billion of euros for Romania’s needs, only from this financial instrument Connecting Europe Facility. Of course, the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, the cohesion funds also contribute enough money to complete the major connections in Romania by the end of 2027. We are in a situation unprecedented, in which Romania has approximately 12 billion euros available for transport. However, European funds are not only dedicated to classic infrastructure. We finance innovative solutions along the entire logistics chain, from recharging stations, intelligent traffic management systems, secure parking , digitized for trucks, multimodal cargo or passenger terminals.We have reserved, for example, more than 1.6 billion euros for financing projects of recharging stations. Romania has already submitted five projects under the financing line for recharging stations. And here we have a contribution from the European Union of 27 million euros,” also said Adina Vălean.