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NPF highlights and 2019 NPF reporting on implementation highlights

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) as well as the 2019 Reporting by the Member States on the NPF implementation.

According to Art. 10(1) of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive, each Member State shall submit to the European Commission a report on the implementation of its National Policy Framework on a tri-annual basis, and for the first time by or before 18 November 2019. Those Reports must contain a description of the measures taken in the reporting Member State in support of alternative fuels infrastructure build-up. An overview of the Reports notified by [Member State] and received by the Commission to date is provided here below (download section), including an English translation where applicable.

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 biofuels or synthetic fuels. The highlights are extracts from the NPF documents. These highlights should not be considered summaries of the NPFs. For a full and  complete overview, we  advise to read the NPF documents


Highlights 2019 Reporting on the NPF implementation 

Electricity: A target has been set whereby M1 class electric vehicles (i.e. first registration and re-registration of new and second- hand vehicles) should account for at least 10% of annual vehicle purchases and N1 (light commercial vehicles) for at least 30% by 2025; by 2030, M1 class electric vehicles should account for at least 50% of annual purchases, and no N1 class vehicles with internal combustion engines (ICEs) should be registered. In order to reach this target, additional measures will be needed in the form of: taxes on vehicles with ICEs; reductions/subsidies for purchasing pure electric vehicles and for purchasing/installing charging points; tightening up national legislation to promote the use of electric vehicles and develop the necessary infrastructure by making it obligatory to install electric vehicle charging points at new or refurbished buildings and parking areas; a requirement for new/upgraded refuelling networks alongside national roads to feature such charging points; broad social spread, awareness-raising, habit-building, pilot projects, introduction of green/zero emission zones in cities, etc. The charging infrastructure for electric vehicles has been developed in Lithuania within the core trans- European road network (TEN-T Core network), i.e. along international traffic arteries (national roads) E85 and E67 and alongside other roads belonging to the TEN-T network to ensure that electric vehicles may be recharged approximately every 50 kilometres between cities. Lithuania participates - together with France, the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Luxembourg, Germany, Spain, Slovenia, Czechia, Portugal, Greece and Hungary - in the multilateral pilot project initiated by the European Commission entitled “Data collection related to recharging/refuelling points for alternative fuels and the unique identification codes related to e-Mobility actors”. The most important actions under the project are the creation at European Union level of a system for identifying electric vehicle charging points and their operators and an information system for users where they can access information on electric vehicle charging points.

Natural gas: Compressed natural gas (CNG) is the main fuel used by public transport fleets in large cities in Lithuania. 

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is mainly used in water transport. The liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal is located in the southern part of Klaipėda Seaport in the Curonian Lagoon off Kiaulės Nugara island. The LNG terminal has been in operation since December 2014. It comprises the ‘Independence’ LNG carrier, a jetty and a gas pipeline. The LNG carrier ‘Independence’ is permanently moored to the jetty. The terminal is connected to the natural gas transmission system.


NPF: no NPF is available for Lithuania