VDA’s position on a European hydrogen strategy, sector integration and the upcoming revision of the RED II directive
The German automotive industry is committed to establish a greenhouse-gas-neutral transportation system by the middle of the century. All stakeholders agree that these ambitious climate targets can only be attained if, in addition to electric mobility using green electricity, sustainable, renewable fuels are comprehensively deployed in the transport sector. We therefore advocate in favor of taking greater account of the climate impact of energy carriers. The European Green Deal offers the unique opportunity to create the framework necessary for a fast ramp-up of alternative fuels. The VDA recommends developing a coherent sector integration strategy, which should address all necessary political changes, making the European hydrogen strategy as ambitious as possible, bringing ecological components into the energy taxation and revising the renewable energy directive (RED II) swiftly and ambitiously – so that sustainable, renewable fuels will be ramped-up extensively and starting off quickly.