Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive

Information about the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID) relevant to the MetroHyVe project can be found below:

The so called AFI Directive, as adopted by the European Parliament and the Council on 29 September 2014 following the inter-institutional negotiations:

Also hydrogen is specifically mentioned.

Power sources means all alternative sources of energy for transport, such as electricity and hydrogen, that do not have to be released through combustion or non-combustion oxidation.

‘Alternative fuels’ means fuels or power sources which serve, at least partly, as a substitute for fossil oil sources in the energy supply to transport and which have the potential to contribute to its decarbonisation and enhance the environmental performance of the transport sector. They include, inter alia: — electricity, — hydrogen, — biofuels as defined in point (i) of Article 2 of Directive 2009/28/EC, — synthetic and paraffinic fuels, — natural gas, including biomethane, in gaseous form (compressed natural gas (CNG)) and liquefied form (liquefied natural gas (LNG)), and — liquefied petroleum gas (LPG);

Technical specifications for hydrogen refuelling points for motor vehicles:
2.1. Outdoor hydrogen refuelling points dispensing gaseous hydrogen used as fuel on board motor vehicles shall comply with the technical specifications of the ISO/TS 20100 Gaseous Hydrogen Fuelling specification.
2.2. The hydrogen purity dispensed by hydrogen refuelling points shall comply with the technical specifications included in the ISO 14687-2 standard.
2.3. Hydrogen refuelling points shall employ fuelling algorithms and equipment complying with the ISO/TS 20100 Gaseous Hydrogen Fuelling specification.
2.4. Connectors for motor vehicles for the refuelling of gaseous hydrogen shall comply with the ISO 17268 gaseous hydrogen motor vehicle refuelling connection devices standard.


The following European CEN standards are in place:



Amendment on Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID) published by the European Commission for feedback

The purpose of this technical amendment to Commission Delegated Regulation EU 2018/674 is to ensure that L-category vehicles and inland waterway vessels running on different alternative fuels such as electricity, hydrogen and gas are able to refuel across the EU at standardised recharging and refuelling points.  The Commission would like to hear your views. Draft acts are open for feedback for 4 weeks and published on this site. Feedback will be taken into account for finalising this initiative. Feedback received will be published on this site and therefore must adhere to the feedback rules.

This amendment is highly relevant to the hydrogen for mobility community, and will formally arrange that EN 17124 and EN 17127 will be the standards to be referred to via AFI.

Feedback to the EC can be given via this link (till 12.04.2019).

Download the “Draft delegated regulation – Ares(2019)1728567 PART-2019-26417V3.