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English translation: croatia npf.en.pdf

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On this page, we provide relevant information on the topic of alternative fuels vehicles, infrastructure or support measures as provided in the National Policy Framework (NPF), in principle as an extract from the NPF, with some additions to give context where necessary. These highlights should not be considered summaries of the NPFs. For a full and  complete overview, we  advise to read the NPF document itself

The highlights for all National Policy Framework follow more or less the same structure: we first explain the modelling approach where one has been provided, we then explain the objectives or key focus areas of the NPF and then provide an overview of the key messages for those alternative fuels with distinct infrastructure requirements for which Member States had to develop national targets according to the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (electricity, hydrogen, LPG, CNG and LNG - therefore not covering for instance LPG, biofuels or synthetic fuels. 


NPF date of adoption: April 2017

The main objective of the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure is the development of a sustainable transport system, with minimum adverse effects on the environment and society, as well as ensuring interoperability with the neighbouring countries and EU Member States.

Electricity:The objective of establishing a minimum infrastructure for the electricity supply of vehicles in the territory of the RoC is to create more sustainable urban and road traffic and to enable the operation of electric vehicles in larger urban centres and along the main axes of Croatia. In order to meet this objective by 2020 charging stations shall be available every 50 km on motorways. Provide shoreside electricity supply for inland waterway vessels and seagoing ships in ports of the TEN-T core network, at all seaports and inland waterway ports. The establishment of shoreside electricity supply for inland waterway vessels and seagoing ships in ports is a priority, unless there is no demand and if the costs are disproportionate to the benefits, including environmental benefits.

Hydrogen: no implementation of a hydrogen refilling infrastructure foreseen.

CNG:With a view to facilitating the circulation of CNG-powered road vehicles along the entire road transport network of the RoC, refuelling stations shall be accessible by 2025 along the main Croatian road routes, with a minimum allowed distance between refuelling stations of 150 km. By 31 December 2025, 19 stations will be available on 11 sites, out of which 8 sites will be located along motorways, and 3 on main roads.

LNG: The objective of designating the minimum infrastructure for the LNG supply of vehicles/vessels in the territory of Croatia is to create a more sustainable maritime transport, inland waterway navigation and road freight traffic and to enable circulation of LNG-powered vessels and heavy duty vehicles along the main waterway and road transport routes in the RoC. With a view to enabling the operation of inland waterway vessels or seagoing ships throughout the TEN-T Core Network, LNG transhipment and refuelling infrastructure in inland ports shall be made available in Vukovar and Slavonski Brod by 31 December 2030, except where by 2025 it appears that there is a complete lack of demand for this type of fuel.