Foundation for Transpport meets new Transport Minister
20 May 2022
The Foundation for Transport of which the Malta Chamber of SMEs is a founding member...
The aim of this strategy is to
encourage the development and uptake of clean and energy efficient heavy-duty
vehicles, light-duty vehicles, two-wheelers, three-wheelers and
quadricycles. This strategy aims to
provide an appropriate and technology neutral policy framework for clean and
energy efficient vehicles.
The following power trains are
Alternative fuels to burn in
combustion engines to substitute petrol or diesel fuel include liquid bio-fuels
and gaseous fuels (including LPG, CNG and biogas). They offer a potential to
reduce the environmental impact of road transport through reduced CO2 and
Electric vehicles use an electric
motor to move the vehicle and are recharged with electricity. The energy is
stored in batteries or in other alternative storage systems on board the
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles can
also deliver similar environmental benefits to battery electric vehicles. They
also have electric motors but generate the electricity on board the vehicle
from hydrogen fuel using fuel cells, producing only water vapour.
The strategy builds on existing
ongoing measures and sets out medium- to long-term actions. It will exploit the synergies between
improving internal combustion engines and introducing ultra-low-carbon technologies.
The Commission will ensure that
European research continues targeting low carbon fuels and clean and energy
efficient transport, including the improvement of conventional engines,
electric drive trains including alternative battery and hydrogen technologies.
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