The shift away from conventional fossil-fueled vehicles is increasing rapidly. However, barriers remain to make alternatively-fueled vehicles the norm in society, including 'range anxiety' due to perceptions of a lack of fueling or charging stations.
The European Alternative Fuels Observatory (EAFO) is an online portal, funded by the European Commission, that provides open and free information on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure. The objective of the portal is to raise awareness among consumers of how easy it is to rely on alternative fuel stations, overcoming the perception that they are hard to find, while helping EU Member States to fully integrate alternative fuels for vehicles in the geographic planning.
EAFO will assist the shift to alternative fuel sources by providing consumers and businesses with clarity and certainty about the availability of fueling and charging stations, and help to raise awareness of the availability and benefits of alternatively-fueled vehicles.
The project runs January 2018 until December 2020.