Electric vehicles (EVs) are a key tool in the transition to a low-carbon transport system and provide several advantages over conventional transport, such as lower emissions, reduced dependence on fossil fuel imports, improved local air quality and strengthened security of European power systems. In addition, EVs represent an opportunity to securely integrate growing shares of variable Renewable Energy Sources (vRES) though smart charging. Our goal is to reduce GHG emissions from the transport sector through increased market-share of EVs and their proper integration into the electricity grid. To this end, electromobility infrastructure should be smart, interoperable, secure and cost-effective.
A coalition of NGOs – Deutsche Umwelthilfe, ECOS, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and Transport & Environment – representing some of Europe’s largest green groups at national level call on ministers to improve the Commission’s proposal for a new EU’s Battery Regulation.
Would you like to learn more about smart charging of electric vehicles? Did you know that standards play an important role in making green e-mobility work? Watch our webinar to find out more!
The way we move is one of Europe’s biggest environmental challenges: transport represents 27% of the greenhouse gas emissions in the EU. To achieve climate neutrality, we urgently need a shift to zero-emission transport. Our new paper shows how this crucial change can be achieved through a mix of targeted policy and standardisation initiatives, such as the upcoming EU Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy.