AVERE has won the tender of the European Commission to build and manage the European Alternative Fuels Observatory. AVERE is the project's coordinator and main partner and the consortium members are: 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 refueling stations.
The Observatory will integrate all relevant statistical data concerning vehicles and infrastructure, relevant legislation, support and incentives programmes, periodical analyses and general information like news and publications. It will also feature a comprehensive event calendar.
The web portal will go live latest in February 2016 and will be updated on a monthly basis. Users can already register at www.eafo.eu in order to receive newsletters and be informed when the portal goes live.
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