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Press release: Launch of the European Alternative Fuels Observatory

News published : 01.02.2017
Updated by : AVERE



All relevant information about the electric vehicles market in Europe on a single portal !

 
A Consortium led by AVERE, the European Association for Electromobility, has launched the EAFO portal www.eafo.eu. The portal is available to all to provide information on the development and deployment of alternative fuels' vehicles, infrastructure and incentives as well as related relevant topics in the different EU countries. The EAFO was set up at the initiative of the European Commission.
 
Available information is currently focused on electricity, while information on hydrogen and natural gas will be provided as of the third quarter of 2016. The EAFO Consortium will also conduct and publish analysis based on the collected data and information .

The EAFO portal provides details and quality not available anywhere else for the Member States and other stakeholders, in the 28 EU countries and in the EFTA countries (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein).
 
While most of the data is already provided through official sources, the EAFO project team invites all stakeholders to contribute!
 
Note to editors:for further information, please contact Bert Witkamp, Secretary-General of AVERE and Project Coordinator of the EAFO project: bert.witkamp@avere.org.
For general information please contact us at info@eafo.eu


About the EAFO Consortium and the EAFO project :

Consortium Partners : AVERE, the European Association for Electromobility - project coordinator and data collection -, POLIS - a leading association of cities -, the VUB and TNO as research and analysis partners and Tobania as IT provider.

With the European Alternative Fuels Observatory, the European Commission intends to provide one central point of reference for data, information and news about alternative fuels in Europe, The short-term focus is on battery electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles while natural gas and other alternative fuels will also be covered in a second stage. The Observatory will help support the market development of alternative fuels in the EU and be a key tool for the implementation of Directive 2014/94/EU on the deployment of recharging and refuelling stations.