17 June 2024

What is AFIR?

The Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR) is a European regulation that aims to promote the use of alternative fuels by improving infrastructure and making it more accessible. This regulation has set specific requirements for payment options at publicly accessible charging stations.

According to AFIR, all publicly accessible charging stations must now accept common payment methods, such as debit cards and QR code payments. In addition, transparent pricing information is a requirement so that users know in advance how much they will pay for charging their vehicle.