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The workshop will discuss and validate validating the first concepts and results of the European Parliament’s SMARTA pilot.
The event will highlight and discuss with an interested audience the future challenges in an increasing digitalised Automotive Aftermarket. Participants include top speakers from the industry, European institutions and service providers, who will share their view on the latest trends in Aftermarket and mobility platforms.
At the “New DSO Business Models” event, speakers will debate on the results of the study, explore the future value pools for networks and their regulatory and operational implications. A diversified mix of grid users (utilities, local energy communities, manufacturers, start-ups) will share their expectations on the network of the future.
The event will look ahead towards the next European Parliament and Commission term and debate the policy needs of the European battery industry to keep contributing to jobs, growth and innovation in Europe.
The automotive sector is currently at the centre of a global transformation, driven by four key trends: electrification, autonomous driving, sharing and connected cars. With this event, Bruegel aims to stimulate a discussion on this increasingly important issue for Europe.
The European Parliament and the Council yesterday reached a political agreement on strong rules to decarbonise and modernise the mobility sector. They provisionally agreed on new CO2emission standards for cars and light vans in the EU for the period after 2020, emissions from new cars will have to be 37.5% lower in 2030 compared to 2021 and emissions from new vans will have to be 31% lower.
Philippe Vangeel, Secretary General of AVERE, said “The deal reached has provided car manufacturers with the long-awaited clarity and pressure to increase production of electric vehicles across the continent. We specifically welcome the incentive scheme which will put the much-needed pressure on laggard member states to ramp up production which will ultimately lead to the increase of EV uptake across Europe.”
Lithium-ion battery costs have the potential to rapidly decrease in the next two decades, mainly due to the mass production required to meet the demand from the expected huge increase in the number of electric vehicles. This is the main conclusion of a new JRC science-for-policy report.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €40 million loan to Allego, a Dutch company operating charging stations for electric vehicles around Europe.