Climate Change & Clean Energy


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 ensure electromobility infrastructure is interoperable, secure and cost-effective.

What we are working on

  • Standardisation work related to electric vehicles and the related infrastructure;
  • Standard ISO/IEC 15118 establishing the connection between the EVs and the charging station, standard IEC 63110 which will enable charging stations management
  • Support the coherence of eMobility standardisation activities and EU policy on sustainable transport.

Related news

  • New report – The Positive Side of Batteries

    Electromobility thus has a great potential to become a key solution for an environmentally friendly and decarbonised transport sector. Moving away from dirty fossil fuels and introducing proper sustainability criteria for batteries are essential to making it happen. Discover our new report!

  • Watch our webinar on sustainable batteries & standards!

    Do you think it is time to design batteries that are truly sustainable? Did you know that standards can make this happen? Watch our webinar to learn more!

  • Electric vehicle smart charging is the key to a sustainable grid – Read our new briefing!

    With an increase in electro-mobility expected in the coming years, it is important to ensure that the power grid remains stable and avoid an unmanaged charging of electric vehicles. Thanks to “smart charging”, EVs adapt to both user preferences and the conditions of the power system, secure the stability of the grid, reduce renewable energy curtailment, at the same time allowing higher shares of renewable energy. Smart charging helps reduce the need for expensive grid reinforcement and additional stationary batteries.

Contact person

Rita Tedesco
Programme Manager+32 2 894 46 38

ECOS is co-funded by the European Commission and EFTA

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