e-MOPOLI Action plan for mobility on alternative fuels in Slovenia

e-MOPOLI Action plan for mobility on alternative fuels in Slovenia

 

In September 2019 started a preparation of Action plan for alternative fuels addressing Slovenian Operational Programme for the Implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020.

The Operational Programme for the Implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 addresses support for the mobility on alternative fuel with measures of financing smart charging station for electric vehicles.

According to the Market Development Strategy for the Establishment of an Appropriate Infrastructure for Alternative Fuels in the Transport Sector in the Republic of Slovenia the share of vehicles on alternative fuel needs to increase to 37% until 2030. The number of personal electric cars should rise to 130 thousand until 2030, hybrid plug in cars target to reach the number of almost 72 thousand by the same year. The number of hydrogen cars aims to achieve almost 6 thousand vehicles. Total number of light commercial vehicles for the year 2030 predicts 11 thousand vehicles on electric power and 455 vehicles on hydrogen. The predictions for the number of buses according to the fuel type in Slovenian are: more than a thousand buses on compressed natural gas, 215 buses with electric battery,  57 buses on hydrogen in 2030. Total number of heavy freight vehicles in 2030 is for 4 thousand of compressed natural gas vehicles, more than 2 hundred of baterry vehicles, less than 200 of plug-in hybrid and 800 of hydrogen vehicles.

 

Type Passenger cars Light commercial vehicles Buses Heavy freight vehicles
Battery electric 129,690 11,020 215 258
Plug-in hybrid 71,664 0 0 160
Hybrid 33,307 0 0 0
Hydrogen 5,559 455 57 800
Compressed natural gas 7,688 224 1,154 4,337
Liquefied petroleum gas 31,374 355 0 3
diesel, natural gas / liquified natural gas 0 0 0 4,839

 

According to the “The vehicle registration records valid on the 31st of December 2019 of the Ministry of Infrastructure” there have been 115 buses on compressed natural gas in Slovenia. There have been 6 fully electric buses, 1 diesel hybrid bus and 2,760 diesel buses still in the end of 2019.  The same source reveals that at the end of the last year there were 5,924 petrol hybrid passenger vehicles and 396 diesel hybrid passenger vehicles and 2,014 electric vehicles. The interesting information, rarely revealed, is that Slovenia has had on the specified date 82,535 diesel tractors and 948 on gasoline and 16,726 of diesel tow trucks. The table below shows also the number of other fuels and vehicle categories in December 31st 2019.

 

Type Passenger cars Buses Freight vehicles
Battery electric 2,014 6 165
Hydrogen 0 0 0
Petrol hybrid 5,925 0 0
Diesel hybrid 396 1 0
Diesel 588,774 2,760 94,813
Gasoline 575,974 2 3,755
Compressed natural gas 159 115 64
Liquefied petroleum gas 412 0 29
Gasoline/Compressed natural gas 122 0 29
Diesel/liquefied petroleum gas 14 0 14
Gasoline/liquefied petroleum gas 9,486 0 352
Diesel/biodiesel in combination 70 0 9

 

European INTERREG programme funded in 2018 a European project, e-MOPOLI, financing, among other, exchange of good policies for the promotion and support of the implementation of the mobility on alternative fuel. Each of the 9 partners are preparing policy proposal action plans to support the change from the fossil fuel mobility to the alternative fuel mobility.

The finalisation of the 9 action plans is planned for the November 2020. However, preliminary action plans were introduced already in December 2019 in Jelgava, Latvia.

Slovenian action plan is proposing policies to be integrated into the Operational Programme for the Implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy 2021-2027. There are three priority areas and eight proposed measures of influence making the shift to alternative fuel mobility. Three priority areas are “Infrastructure”, “Means of mobility” and “Improving mobility management and introducing new mobility models”.

The priority 1 – Infrastructure, is currently proposing one measure, the “Incentives for establishing AVG infrastructure”. This measure combines 9 activities related to financial and non-financial incentives for alternative fuel vehicles.

The priority 2 – Means of mobility, proposes three measures: Supporting the technological development and the economy related to alternative fuel vehicles, Incentives to encourage the use of vehicles on alternative fuels and Removing administrative barriers to alternative fuel vehicles’ deployment with several activities for each of the measure.

The priority 3 – Improving mobility management and introducing new mobility models, proposes four measures. The first measure is Local / Regional Action Plans for Mobility on Electricity and Other Alternative Fuels, Infrastructure and Multimodal Mobility or Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans’ amandments. It introduces six activities improving the local governance related to alternative fuel mobility. The second measure is “Implementation of an open exchange of information”. This measure proposes two activities on the topic. The third measure is “Increasing the utility of public passenger transport with alternative fuel vehicles”. This measure combines 9 activities. The fourth measure is “Introducing “mobility as a service” models”, proposing five activities.

These policies were consolidated with the responsible Ministry, which is supportive of the initiative and fully cooperates within the preparatory group.

In parallel, this year, the responsible ministries started with the preparation of the law for the mobility on alternative fuel and the law for sustainable mobility.  The procedures and accompanying activities for the preparation of the two laws and ongoing project IDACS, are adding a value to the preparation of the policy proposals for the next Programme for the Implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy.