The European transport system is undergoing a transformation: from one powered by imported fossil fuels and internal combustion engines, towards one based on locally generated renewable electricity, charge points and battery storage. At the same time, developments in ICT are rapidly changing the way users, vehicles and other technologies interact, leading to the emergence of new transport services that could not have been imagined a decade ago.
All this change calls for ambitious policy to meet the evolving needs of e-mobility users and support collaboration between transport, energy and technology sectors. Key issue that will be addressed in the session include:
- How do we meet the expanding electricity demand from transport with renewable generation?
- How to smartly integrate EV charging infrastructure into our streets, grids and homes?
- How can we support drivers to make the transition to electric and incentivise smart charging behaviour?
The session will give expert insight on current trends and policy recommendations, through to the latest developments in research and technology, including stories from leading smart charging and vehicle to grid (V2G) pilot projects.
The discussion is targeted towards relevant EU policy makers, as well as industry actors, researchers, planning authorities and private stakeholders interested in the development of e-mobility. It also aims to support updates to EU policies, such as Alternative Fuels Infrastructure and Renewable Energy directives, to reflect changes in the rapidly developing e-mobility landscape.
The session will be coordinated by Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC), with support from European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources (EUFORES), The European Association for Electromobility (AVERE) and Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB).