Sustainable Transport Forum (STF)
The STF was set up to assist the Commission in implementing the Union’s activities and programmes aimed at fostering the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure to contribute to the European Union energy and climate goals. The STF serves as a platform for structural dialogue, exchange of technical knowledge, cooperation and coordination between Union Member States and relevant public and private stakeholders. The EAFO consortium supports STF by providing assistance in delivering recommendations across various topics, related to alternative fuel infrastructure.
STF sub-groups are important facilitators of delivering policy recommendations to public authorities. In accordance with Article 5(2) of the Decision establishing the STF and in accordance with Article 8 of the Decision renewing the STF, DG MOVE may set up sub-groups for the purpose of examining specific questions on the basis of terms of reference defined by DG MOVE. Sub-groups report to the STF plenary. They must be dissolved as soon as their mandate is fulfilled.
- Sub-group on governance and standards for communication exchange in the electromobility ecosystem (with particular focus on ISO 15118-20 and related PKI). This sub-group will propose minimum principles and a governance framework for communication between the electric vehicle and the recharging infrastructure, ensuring interoperability in the whole ecosystem. It will moreover prepare the ground for harmonisation and convergence of electromobility communication standards and protocols.
- Sub-group on a common data approach for electric mobility and other alternative fuels: building on the work of the Program Support Action (PSA) on data collection related to recharging/refuelling points for alternative fuels and the unique identification codes related to e-Mobility (IDACS).
- Sub-group on best practices of public authorities to support the deployment of recharging infrastructure: This sub-group, which consists of public authorities mainly, will further the work on the 2020 STF Recommendations for public authorities for procuring, awarding concessions, licences and/or granting support for electric recharging infrastructure, generating a (bi-)annual update to ensure the Recommendations remain relevant for public authorities. The sub-group will moreover look into possibilities to harmonise permitting procedures for alternative fuels infrastructure in the EU.
More information on the STF and the sub-groups can be found here.
Summary Handbook of the STF Recommendations for public authorities for procuring, awarding concessions, licences and/or granting support for electric recharging infrastructure for passenger cars and vans
operation of recharging infrastructure for electric vehicles.