Stakeholder Video: European Commission: “Technology neutrality key to lowering CO2 emissions from trucks”

Keynote speech by Henrik Hololei (Director General, DG MOVE, European Commission) on the potential of the full range of powertrain options for commercial vehicles to contribute to further decarbonising road transport.

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UPDATED – Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (17 January 2018)

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Stakeholder Press Release: Newly agreed EU buildings law to require buildings’ “readiness” for electric vehicles

After lengthy negotiations the European Parliament and EU Member States late last month came to an agreement over new rules regulating energy performance in buildings. Though significantly watered down from the European Commission’s initial legislative proposal, and far from meeting Bellona’s vision, the new directive mandates the installation of at least one charge point in larger, new non-residential buildings. While symbolically important for both consumers and industry, in practical terms, the new directive will have marginal implications for electro-mobility infrastructure roll-out.

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Press Release: Energy future – households to consume and produce energy

The EU’s prosperity and global relevance over the coming decades will depend on our ability to innovate. An energy system is the bloodstream to many of our activities. Moreover, innovation in clean energy will be of vital importance. Full article…

Press Release: CIVITAS DESTINATIONS helps Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to introduce hybrid electric buses

The vehicles will be 12 metres long and able to hold 91 passengers, as well as being fully adapted for use by people with reduced mobility. As the buses’ electric battery is recharged by driving, there is no need for them to go to charging stations. In addition, the bus model also has the potential to be fully electrified in the future, further decreasing its environmental impact.

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Event: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Energy Summit (Brussels, 24-25 January 2018)

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Event: European Battery Cell R&I Workshop (Brussels, 11-12 January 2018)

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Interim Recommendations from the High-Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative (EDPI)

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Press Release: EIB provides EU 151m in Juncker Plan Financing for Investment set to Support Innovation, Job Creation and Energy Efficiency in Spain

The European Investment Bank (EIB) today signed five agreements making it possible to provide EUR 151m for investment in innovation in several sectors of the Spanish economy, such as pharmaceuticals, transport and the automotive industry.

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Stakeholder Event: European Automotive Forum 2018: The future of urban (auto)mobility (Brussels, 18 January 2018)

The European Automotive Forum (EAF) is a biannual event benefiting from its unique setting amid the European Motorshow Brussels, close to the beating heart of the European Union. The 2018 edition of the EAF brings European policymakers and decision-makers in urban mobility together to debate the latest issues and developments.

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Press Release: Energy efficient buildings – Presidency secures provisional deal with European Parliament

On 19 December, the Estonian presidency reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on a revised directive on the energy performance of buildings. The outcome of the trilogue will be presented to EU ambassadors today, with the final analysis and approval of the agreement expected to take place at the beginning of next year.

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OPP Meeting Summary: Energy Council – Promotion of renewable energy (18 December 2017)

A summary of the debate on the general approach is available. Full article…

Stakeholder Press Release: The future of transport – digital, shared, electric heaven, or diesel hell?

Whilst the rest of the economy has leapt forward to embrace digitalisation, transport has remained largely analogue. The internal combustion engine, a workhorse from the 19th century, stills powers virtually all vehicles using oil that chokes our cities and heats the planet.

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Stakeholder Event: Energy for smart mobility (Marseille, France, 15-16 February 2018)

From private to public transport, electric vehicles are already the tomorrow’s solution for sustainable urban mobility. Their development needs to rely on a secure, competitive and clean local energy. This is the core issue of the Forum Energy for Smart Mobility, an opportunity to share views and for business happening about next generation energy-based solutions for ­mobility.

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UPDATED – Agenda: Expert Group on alternative transport fuels (‘the Sustainable Transport Forum’) (13 June 2017)

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Debates, Vote Results & Texts Adopted: European Parliament Plenary Session (11 – 14 December 2017)

Vote results and texts adopted will be added when available.

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Press Release: Lina: the world’s first structural bio-based car

Yasmin is 22 years old and she studies Human Technology Interaction. Together with her student team (mostly bachelor students) from Eindhoven University of Technology they built the electric car Lina. Lina is special, because it is the world’s first structural bio-based car.

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