Sustainable mobility, according to ANFIA, provides a holistic and integrated approach that focuses on the spread of alternative fuel vehicles, a continuous investment in traditional powertrains (especially diesel), the strengthening of Local Public Transport and new models of shared mobility, the optimisation of logistics and sustainable freight transport (Go to the section on the DICIOTTO Project), investments in research and innovation for the development of technologies for autonomous and related vehicles (visit the link to learn more).
To obtain tangible benefits in the short term, a combination of both conventional and alternative technology is required, while respecting the principle of technological neutrality and technological functionality - that is, each technology has its own specific purpose: for example, electricity mainly for urban centres, diesel for long distances and liquid methane gas for industrial vehicles - in order to exploit the skills already established and aiming at a quick renewal of the fleet, for safety and environmental protection.
Increased investment in charging and refuelling infrastructures is a necessary condition for EU consumers to effectively shift their purchasing choices to alternative fuel vehicles. We therefore welcome the European Commission's action plan to promote investment in the network of charging and refuelling stations throughout the EU, in accordance with the provisions of the European DAFI Directive on infrastructure for alternative fuels which Italy promptly implemented in January 2017 (visit the link to learn more). Infrastructure, however, is only one side of the coin. The affordability of these vehicles is another significant barrier for many European consumers, underlining the need for harmonised and consistent purchasing incentives.