Press Release: Transport Industry Experts gather in Brussels to commit to Hydrogen Mobility

Leaders of the industry are confirming their commitment to expanding the deployment of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure across Europe. Full article…

Event: Decarbonising road transport: policy options, electric vehicles and transitioning to a low carbon system (London, United Kingdom, 28 November 2017)

This timely conference focuses on next steps for decarbonising road transport in the UK, assessing commercial prospects and policy options – and the way forward for innovation in all-electric vehicles, hybrids and alternative fuels. Discussing both private and public transport, it comes in the context of consultation on a new UK Air Quality Plan that puts forward a range of emission reduction measures.

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UPDATED – Opinion: EP ENVI Committee on the energy performance of buildings

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Press Release: Launch of TRIMIS, new tool to analyse transport innovation

The European Commission has launched an online tool to help analyse the effectiveness of transport innovation in delivering the EU’s energy and transport strategy.

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Press Release: Focus on Estonia – the Energy Union tour

European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič today arrives in Estonia for the next leg of the Energy Union tour. He will be discussing the EU’s plan to help provide Europe with secure, affordable and clean energy. Full article…

Study: The Potential of Electricity Demand Response

This report summarises the presentations and discussions made during a workshop on ‘The Potential of Electricity Demand Response’ organised on 30 May 2017 by Policy Department A for the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE).  Full article…

Reply to National Parliament: Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments’ Opinions – reply to the Camera Deputaților (RO) – COM(2016) 763 final

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Press Release: State of the Union 2017 – Industrial Policy Strategy: Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable industry

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Press Release: EU Member State’s trade in e-bicycles, 2016 (Eurostat)

The number of imports and exports of electric bicycles (‘e-bicycles’) to and from the EU has risen sharply over the last five years. In 2012, while 209 000 e-bicycles were exported from the EU, in 2016 the export figures stood at 830 000. The number of imports of e-bicycles shows a similar sharp increase over the five-year period. In 2012, the number of e-bicycle imports into the EU stood at 550 000, while in 2016 this figure reached almost 2 million.

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Public Opinion: Climate Change

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Press Release: Mergers – Commission clears acquisition over a new joint venture between SAIC Motor Corporation and Infineon Technologies

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of joint control over the newly created Chinese joint venture SAIC Infineon Automotive Power Modules (Shanghai) Co, by Infineon Technologies AG (“Infineon”) of Germany and SAIC Motor Corporation Ltd (“SAIC”) of China. The joint venture will be established in China and produce and sell automotive frame-based insulated-gate bipolar transistor power modules (power semiconductors) for hybrid and fully electric vehicles in China. Infineon is active in the power semiconductor business. SAIC is a car producer. The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns given that the joint venture is not active in the European Economic Area. The transaction was examined under the simplified merger review procedure. More information is available on the Commission’s competition website, in the public case register under the case number M.8513.  (For more information: Ricardo Cardoso – Tel.: +32 229 80100; Maria Sarantopoulou – Tel.: +32 229 13740)

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Communication from the Commission: Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable Industry – A renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP TRAN Committee – Exchange of views with Mr Hololei, Director General DG MOVE (7 September 2017)

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Event: Light Electric Vehicle Summit (Rotterdam, Netherlands, 22-23 November 2017)

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Event: Boosting the Electric Vehicle Market in Europe: Plugging the Sustainability Gap (Brussels, 19 September 2017)

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State Aid Case: SA.45182 State aid scheme in supporting the construction of publicly accessible recharging and refuelling stations for vehicles running on alternative fuels in Czech Republic

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