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Boosting the Electric Vehicle Market: Towards a Greener and More Sustainable European Transport System

Transport
Date: Thursday, 29 November 2018 10:00 - 16:30

Venue: Central Brussels

According to the European Environment Agency (2017), road transport accounts for more than 70% of the total greenhouse gas emissions of the entire sector in the EU. With climate change and global warming affecting the whole planet, electric vehicles could play an important role in the quest of making clean mobility a reality in Europe.

Following the Paris Agreement in 2015, the EU has committed to decarbonising the transport system and reducing emissions by 80-95% % by 2050. The European Institutions have over the years, passed legislations and developed actions in order to increase the uptake of Electric Vehicles, including the European Green Vehicles Initiative (EGVIA), a Public-Private cross sector cooperation. In November 2017, a revision was proposed in order to boost research and the development of projects on new technologies and stimulate green job opportunities. Furthermore, an Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive was proposed at the end of 2017. It seeks to address consumer anxieties through an increase of public charging infrastructure and sets harmonised requirements for charging connectors as well as for user information requirements. More recently, the Commission undertook the third and final part of the new Mobility Package, ‘Europe on the Move’ which started in 2017. An action plan was implemented to help develop and manufacture batteries. Cheaper, more durable and reliable batteries will help lower prices and thus enhance the European electric vehicle market.

It is projected that the use of Electric Vehicles will take off in the mid 2020s’. Sales of plug-in vehicles and battery electric vehicles have increased by 35% and 51% respectively in 2017 compared with 2016 (European Environment Agency). However, they only account for 1.1% of all new cars sold in Europe. Consumers are reluctant to buy electric vehicles for varying reasons such as high costs, too few charging points inside and outside the cities and insufficient battery life expectancy.  More effective measures need to be taken in order for the EU to be the leader in decarbonisation and pave the way for a zero emission transport system. 

In light of these developments, this international symposium invites all key stakeholders for lively discussion on the current landscape for Electric Vehicles at EU level. It provides an invaluable opportunity to explore different ways to further increase the deployment of EV whilst maintaining competitiveness. The delegates will exchange views and share best practise of successful models and projects implemented in other member states, ensuring that the EU’s transition to a low and zero emission transport is on the right path.

 

Delegates will:

  • Analyse the current policy landscape for Electric Vehicles at the EU level
  • Gain knowledge and insights on the new Mobility Package under the Energy Union
  • Define ways to increase the market penetration of Electric Vehicles and maintain competitiveness
  • Discuss and find solutions for electric mobility challenges such as the lack of charging infrastructure and the battery life expectancy
  • Examine support scheme to incentivise the European drivers to go green
  • Take part in lively and interactive discussions with key stakeholders in the field of Electric Vehicles and build lasting partnerships for future collaboration
  • Share best practice and work in collective partnerships

 

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All Dates


  • Thursday, 29 November 2018 10:00 - 16:30

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