In the coming months, Europe is to pass the 1 million electric vehicles mark. Considering EVs were virtually absent from the market half a decade ago, this is a stunning achievement which must not hide the fact that electrification of transport will still require some support from policy makers in the coming years.
The European Commission’s mobility package, with the revision of the Clean Vehicles directive, an action plan for the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure and new emission standards for cars and vans is a unique opportunity to lift obstacles to EV purchase.
During this event, speakers will discuss the current status of EV deployment in the EU, and share their insights on what still holds down consumers from switching to electric cars, where and how to deploy a charging infrastructure and what European policy-makers can do to support the transition towards electro-mobility.
Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CET)
Place: European Parliament, Member’s restaurant, Brussels
- 16:30 Registration
- 17:00 Welcome address, Matthijs van Miltenburg, MEP
- 17:10 Introduction, Marie-France van der Valk, Chair of the Platform for Electro-mobility
- 17:20 Keynote speech, Violeta Bulc, Commissioner for Transport
- 17:30 Panel debate and Q&A with the audience – Can the EC transport package keep the momentum for electro-mobility?
Moderator: Greg Archer, Director Clean Vehicles, Transport & Environment
– Monique Goyens, Director General, BEUC
– Raphael Görner, Vice President Power Infrastructure, ABB Germany
– Benjamin Bailly, e-Bus Director, Alstom
– Public transport operator (UITP)
– Christopher Burghardt, Managing Director Europe, Chargepoint
- 19:00 Networking Cocktail
We hope to see you there,
The Platform for Electromobility