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Episode 10: EU Funnels €424 Million to Electrify Europe Through AFIF
Release Date: May 29, 2024

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Episode 10: EU Funnels €424 Million to Electrify Europe Through AFIF
Release Date: May 29, 2024

Overview:

In this Episode, Ijlal sheds light on the European Union’s (EU) recent €424 million investment in alternative fuel infrastructure, with a focus on electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and hydrogen refueling stations. This initiative aligns with the broader European Green Deal’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. Widespread EV adoption is crucial for this objective, and sufficient charging infrastructure is essential to address “range anxiety” among drivers. 

The discussion explores the details of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Facility (AFIF) program, including how it allocates funds to EV charging projects and its role within the EU’s Green Deal budget. We’ll also examine how AFIF specifically targets the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) network, ensuring essential charging stations are built along major travel corridors. Different charger types funded by AFIF will be compared, with a focus on high-power chargers that significantly reduce charging times. The podcast concludes with a Q&A session addressing details like funding specifics, the focus on TEN-T corridors, charger types, and how complementary programs from the EU and individual member states are accelerating EV infrastructure development across Europe. Overall, this episode unpacks how EU funding and national efforts are working in tandem to pave the way for a more sustainable transportation future. 

Here is a comprehensive list of projects that have been selected for the CEF Funding:

Themes:

EU Green  Deal, Electric Vehicles, EVCI, Sustainable Transport, EU Funding, Clean Energy

Key Questions:

What is AFIF?  

Timestamp: 1:09 – 2:00

What is the difference between AFIF and AFIR? 

Timestamp: 2:42 – 3:34

How does the AFIF funding impact the development of charging stations along the TEN-T network? 

Timestamp: 3:52 – 5:12

Which regions are getting prioritized for charger deployment under AFIF, and what types of chargers are being funded?

Timestamp: 5:41 – 6:44

Will megawatt (MW) chargers be included in future AFIF funding, considering the current limitations?

Timestamp: 7:08 – 8:22

Are there other EU or national programs complementing the AFIF funding for EV infrastructure development?

Timestamp: 9:3611:05

Speakers

Ijlal Ullah Khan:

Ijlal is a Market Analyst – I at PTR Inc. with expertise in E-mobility particularly EV Charging and Supplier Equipment, also a bit about Cyber Security regulations in different regions for EVCI and EVSE. With a strong Research background and a chapter publication on Collaborative Robot with Collision Avoidance, he has been working as Senior Research Analyst at another Market Research firm previously. He has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Tech, Topi.

Hassan Zaheer:

Hassan is the Chief Operating Officer at PTR Inc. With more than a decade of experience in the energy transition space, Hassan works for various Fortune-500 blue-chip clients on global market studies in the electrical infrastructure sector. In his current role at PTR, he works with clients to sustainably grow their businesses, both through custom consulting work and tailored research reports by PTR, helping their executive management and boards make data driven decisions. Hassan is also a Member of Advisory Board for CWIEME Berlin and an advisor to the educational non-profit Better Humans Academy.

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