Romania plans to enhance the national infrastructure for alternative fuels in road vehicles, which includes the installation of at least 30,000 recharging points by mid-2026, as announced EU Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean.
The projects will be financed from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR).
The EU, according to the transport commissioner, needs 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 fuelling infrastructure so that we can decarbonise existing car fleets faster, to reduce the costs of the transition”.
Romania has approximately €12 billion earmarked for transport, and Adina Vălean emphasised that these European funds extend beyond traditional infrastructure.
“We finance innovative solutions across the entire logistics chain, encompassing recharging stations, intelligent traffic management systems, secure digitised truck parking, and multimodal cargo or passenger terminals. Over €1.6 billion have been reserved, for example, to finance recharging station projects”.
Romania has submitted five projects under the funding program for recharging stations.