An ambitious AFID consistent with the Green Deal

An ambitious AFID consistent with the Green Deal

To achieve carbon neutrality in the EU by 2050 and to reach the ambitious objective for the transport sector, which represents almost a quarter of EU CO2 emissions, electromobility appears to be a key means of action. However, the existing regulatory framework regarding the electric fleet now seems outdated and needs revision.

In the Communication on the European Green Deal from 11th December 2019, the Commission aims to “ramp-up the production and deployment of sustainable alternative transport fuels”. In this view, the revision of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive in 2021 needs to be ambitious to accelerate the deployment of zero- and low-emission infrastructure for road, inland waterway and maritime transport.

The Platform for Electromobility supports the Commission’s ambition and considers that strengthening the deployment of the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles is not only an opportunity for the market but also a necessity to reach climate neutrality by 2050.

The event will look on how the current AFI Directive should be ambitiously revised to stimulate the development of electromobility and will address several key questions:

  1. How can we ensure the effective deployment of charging infrastructure?
  2. How should the scope of the current AFID evolve and be extended to foster the diversification of the fleet, incl. infrastructure for HDVs?
  3. How should we accelerate and incentivise the deployment of low-carbon energy in transport?

 

PROGRAMME
The online event will run on 7 December 2020 from 14:00 to 16:00

 

  • Welcome Address

By Arne Richter, the Chair of the Platform for Electromobility

  • Opening Statement

By Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński, Deputy Minister of Climate and Environment, Poland

  • Keynote Speech

By Charlotte Nørlund-Matthiessen, Policy Assistant, Cabinet of Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean

  • Panel discussion (Part 1): Fostering the deployment of charging infrastructure for light-duty vehicles

With Kai Tullius, Policy Officer at Unit B4 Sustainable & Intelligent Transport, DG Move, European Commission

and Julia Poliscanova, Senior Director Vehicles & Emobility, Transport&Environment

and Koen Noyens, Director of EU Policy at EVBox, for ChargeUp Europe

  • Panel discussion (Part 2): Electrification of heavy-duty vehicles: addressing new charging applications

With Nikolaus Steininger, Senior Expert, Road Transport Unit, DG Clima, European Commission

and André Burdet, Vice-President Emobility Infrastructure Solutions, Hitachi ABB Power Grids

and Jos Dings, Director European Policy and Business Development, Tesla

  • Closing speech

By Ismail Ertug, Member of European Parliament

 

With the Event moderator

Jayson Dong, Policy Manager, AVERE

 


Event - How can zero-emission mobility become the motor of European green recovery?

Event - How can zero-emission mobility become the motor of European green recovery?

How the transport sector can best exit this crisis while staying on track by delivering the much-needed carbon savings to the sector.

The Global COVID-19 outbreak has confronted Europe with an unprecedented crisis by both scale, duration, impact on people lives and seriously impacting economic activity, the transport sector is , one of the most seriously affected industries.

Shortly before the COVID-19 outbreak, the European Commission launched its European Green Deal, a new policy initiative meant to focus minds and underline the need to transform Europe Economy and set it on a sustainable path, with a goal of becoming the first carbon neutral continent by 2050. Just before the lockdown, Europe has also seen record EV sales and huge investments going into electromobility such as charging and batteries. With the large EU recovery package now on the agenda, the key question is how it can be used to continue the pre-COVID momentum and accelerate the transition to zero emissions mobility.

The Platform for Electro-mobility representing >35 industrial, urban and environmental stakeholders from across Europe wholeheartedly embrace this objective. Given the new economic context the platform would like to convene around an event addressing the question, how the transport sector can best exit this crisis and at the same time deliver on the much needed carbon savings for our sector.

Agenda:

10:00 – 10:05 Welcome remarks

Mrs. Laura Shields – Moderator

10:05 – 10:15 Introduction to Platform for Electromobility (including Video)

Mr. Arne Richters – Chair of The Platform for Electromobility

10:15 – 10:25 European Parliament: The role of zero-emission transport in the recovery programme

Special guest: Mr. Pascal Canfin – Chair of Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

10:25 – 10:35 European Commission: The role of zero-emission transport in the recovery

Special guest: Mr. Daniel Mes – Member of the Cabinet of Executive Vice-President on the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans, responsible for the transport portfolio

10:35 – 11:05 Impulse Reactions from Platform members:

  • Mr. Thierry Lassus – Senior Vice-President Transport & Infrastructure ABB Power Grids
  • Mrs. Julia Poliscanova – Head of Clean vehicles & e-Mobility Transport & Environment
  • Mr. Peter Badik – CEO and Founder of Greenway

11:05 – 11:20 Discussion and Q&A

11:20 – 11:30 Conclusions