A summary of the Committee’s consideration of the draft report is available.
Iberdrola Ventures (PERSEO) are hosting top innovators funded by the SME Instrument for a Company Day in Bilbao, Spain on the 9th May 2018. A limited number of companies will get to pitch and present their business cases and network with Iberdrola and Iberdrola’s partners. Apply before 12 March!
Between electric vehicles, renewable energy systems and expanding portable applications, there is intensive research to engineer batteries with higher capacity, along with low cost, high cyclability and greater safety.
The European Commission has found German plans to support the purchase of electric buses and related recharging infrastructure by public transport operators to be in line with EU state aid rules. The measure contributes to reducing CO2 emissions while limiting distortions of competition.
Full title: Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles, 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators, and 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment
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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.
As 2018 gets under way, there are probably more than three million electric cars in circulation in the world. There are also more than six hundred million electric bikes, scooters and motorcycles. Plus a few hundred thousand electric buses and other types of quadricycles having an electric motor. The first part of this paper traces the fast evolving market of electric road vehicles. The second part shows that the production of hundreds of millions of battery packs requires a lot of energy and plenty of scarce resources, which affects the real impact of electric vehicles on the climate and the environment and make it necessary to consider the recovery and recycling of used batteries.
The latest report in the quantification of infringement study series, released today by the EUIPO, through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, shows that EUR 2.4 billion is lost each year through counterfeiting in the tyre and battery sectors in the EU.
On February 16, 2005, the Kyoto Protocol entered into force. The first global agreement of history to reduce carbon dioxide emissions was based on the scientific consensus that climate change is occurring. Thirteen years later, how do we stand now given the recent developments?
Ahead of the release of the final part of the ‘Europe on the Move’ package focusing on the future of transportation and following meetings on the European Battery Alliance, mobility in Europe is on the edge of a critical transformation. This debate will explore the future of mobility, highlighting the evolving, prominent, conflictual but also complementary role electrification and hydrogen will play.