Deputy Oana Ozmen: “We cannot encourage the automotive industry to produce electric cars if we do not have the necessary infrastructure”
“Romania is a very ambitious country in terms of hydrogen technology. We have a normative act in this field, approved and promulgated, but it is very important to see what we will do next.
We have to see what the authorities will do with the application rules, and I am looking forward to these rules. The hydrogen law considers two very important sectors of the economy, which must reduce their carbon footprint: industry and transport. It is important first to encourage research and innovation,” Oana Ozmen, Secretary Committee on Industries and Services, Deputy, Romanian Parliament said during Green Mobility Conference powered by Automotive Today and The Diplomat-Bucharest.
“Technological solutions are important for both transport and industry. It is important to have an infrastructure that serves green transport, regardless of whether it is electric or based on alternative fuels such as hydrogen.
Europe is on an upward trend in terms of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, reaching over 475,000 stations at EU level. In Romania, we have the opportunity to attract European funds through Component 5 and Component 10 for 2,900 charging stations, but it is important to make efforts and install them.
We cannot encourage the automotive industry to produce electric cars or cars powered by hydrogen if we do not have the necessary infrastructure.
Returning to hydrogen, we are considering its production through the use of nuclear energy. We have taken concrete steps at the legislative level to promote hydrogen as a future solution. It is important that this normative act and I very much wish to continue developing laws that promote alternative fuels in Romania.”
Full recording of the conference HERE.